PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing citizens with a convenient, secure and legal way to dispose of computer, medical hardware, manufacturing and other electronic equipment, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation today announced it will hold its next bi-annual statewide Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All donated equipment will be handled through the Arizona Technology Council Foundation's TechTerra Program in partnership with Westech Recyclers. As part of that program, a portion of the equipment is donated statewide to support Arizona educational programs.
"With our TechTerra program, citizens participating in this Recycling Day are effectively giving back to the community, either to schools, charities, economically disadvantaged or disabled citizens," said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "Our Foundation is proud to take on this important work of both protecting the environment and providing individuals with access to technology that they could not otherwise afford."
The Council will be accepting tax deductible donations at major drop-off locations in the Phoenix metro areas or at any Data Doctors location in Arizona, including Tucson and Flagstaff. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ. Receipts for tax donation purposes will be available at all locations.
Drop-off Dates, Locations and Times:
The following Phoenix metro area drop-off locations are accepting donations on Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:
- Avnet, 8700 S. Price Road, Tempe 85284
- Henkel, 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
- Honeywell, 21111 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
- One Neck IT Services, 5301 N. Pima Road #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-0263
- All Data Doctors locations (until 5:00 p.m.)
The electronic equipment and components acceptable for drop-off includes personal computers, computer peripherals, networking equipment, main frames, servers, point-of-sale equipment, printers, audio/visual and telecom devices, surplus metals, wire, cable and power strips. Miscellaneous electronic items such as test and/or lab equipment are also acceptable.
Those wishing to donate their hard drives but want to make sure that the information is securely wiped can drop off their donations at the Data Doctors Data Recovery & Forensics lab in Tempe located at 725 S Rural Rd #107, Tempe 85281.
"There are many good reasons to recycle or reuse old electronics, instead of sending them to landfills," said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. "In addition to protecting the environment, valuable material can be recovered from old equipment which can be used to make new products that support low income families in the form of refurbished devices."
About the Arizona Technology Council Foundation
The Arizona Technology Council Foundation is dedicated to further promoting and growing technology in Arizona through the raising of funds, leadership, collaboration and innovation. The Foundation is home to Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) programs including the Arizona SciTech Festival and the Arizona Middle School Science Bowl. In addition, the Foundation is home to the Tech Terra Recycling program in partnership with Westech Recyclers, providing a resource for Arizona Technology Council members to have their older computer and electronic equipment picked up and recycled throughout the year at no cost.
SOURCE Arizona Technology Council Foundation