Community Outreach, Featured, Sustainability|April 19, 2012 11:00 am

Hollins, Cycle Systems to Offer E-Scrap Recycling in Celebration of Earth Day

Hollins University and Cycle Systems, one of the region’s largest recyclers, are celebrating Earth Day with a comprehensive electronic recycling event on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Roanoke Civic Center.

Volunteers from the Hollins community, including members of the lacrosse and swim teams and the Student Government Association, will be providing safe and environmentally friendly disposal and recycling at the event, which welcomes consumer electronics, hand-held devices, kitchen and beauty appliances, tools and more.

Drop-offs are free, but there is a $5 charge for each television and monitor because of the cost it takes to recycle the equipment properly.

When arriving at Cycle Systems, cars will form a line and recyclers will be asked to complete a form showing the material they want to scrap. Cash or check will be collected for monitors and televisions.

All equipment is destroyed and recycled in an environmentally sound manner by a fully permitted recycling facility. Equipment is manually and mechanically disassembled; shredded into small pieces of metals, plastics, and glass; and separated into reusable commodity streams used to manufacture new materials.

All storage devices are completely destroyed by mechanical shredding. No equipment is reused in any manner. Cycle Systems recommends that you back up and erase all existing data on any equipment. Once equipment has been collected at the event, it will be destroyed and cannot be returned.

Accepted items for the event include:

  • Keyboards and computer mice
  • Printers (no toner or ink)
  • Cameras
  • Scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Phones (all types)
  • Routers
  • External hard drives
  • Caddies
  • Optical drives
  • Wires and cables
  • Copiers
  • Switches
  • Hubs
  • Networking equipment
  • Battery backups without battery
  • Power generators
  • Test equipment
  • Laptops
  • Typewriters
  • Adding machines
  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Remote controls
  • Gaming stations
  • Record players/stereo equipment (no wood)
  • Speakers (no wood)
  • Amplifiers
  • Radios
  • Hand-held mixers
  • Food processors
  • Blenders (no glass)
  • Electric knives
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Hair dryers
  • Razors
  • Curlers and curling irons
  • Hair clippers
  • Hand tools
  • Saws
  • Drills

In addition, Cycle Systems will accept mixed paper, cardboard, newspapers, plastics (except #6) and appliances.

Not accepted:

  • Hazardous material of any type
  • Oil heaters unless oil is removed
  • Wood
  • Equipment with radiation
  • PCB ballasts
  • Liquids
  • Ceramics (lamps)
  • Light bulbs
  • Smoke or CO2 detectors
  • Rubber
  • Cracked or broken CRT screens
  • Styrofoam
  • Contaminated equipment of any kind


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