PHOENIX, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you've received new electronics over the holidays to replace the old or you're just cleaning out the clutter to usher in the New Year, you'll need to do something with your unwanted devices. Recycling electronics responsibly in Arizona is easy by participating in Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, January 24th sponsored by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation and supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers.
"According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away two to three million tons of electronics yearly," said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "The toxic waste from all those tossed gadgets causes terrible damage to the soil, water and people. We're committed to helping both companies and individuals in Arizona responsibly dispose of electronic waste by hosting this free event."
Drop-off Dates, Locations and Times:
The following drop-off locations are accepting donations on Saturday, January 24. Receipts for tax donation purposes will be available at all locations.
- Honeywell, 21111 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be a nominal fee of $5 collected for each Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) television collected at the Honeywell location to cover the costs of recycling the lead glass.
- All Data Doctors locations in the state of Arizona including Flagstaff from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Data Doctors will not accept CRT televisions or monitors. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ.
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.
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 to support educational programs and community facilities throughout Arizona.
"It's a tragedy that most old gadgets still end up in the trash and with the life span of devices shrinking, the problem is getting worse," said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. "Westech Recyclers is a responsible recycler that has assisted thousands of companies in safely and efficiently recycling their unwanted computer, electronic and medical equipment."
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.
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
SOURCE Arizona Technology Council