E-Cycle Recycling Day takes place Oct. 20 at RIT

Student environmental sustainability club hosts annual event

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The annual E-Cycle Recycling event takes place Oct. 20. Electronic items can be dropped off at the Student Alumni Union at no cost to participants.

Televisions, printers and computers that have seen better days can be recycled at the annual E-Cycle Recycling Day at RIT. Electronic equipment can be dropped off for recycling from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Student Alumni Union.

Since 2001, more than 100 tons of equipment has been collected from departments, colleges and RIT employees during these events, says Josh Goldowitz, faculty advisor to the Student Environmental Action League, event organizers. The materials were then turned over to Maven Technologies, a local recycling company, to dispose of the material.

“This event is filled with positives,” says Goldowitz. “It provides RIT employees with a convenient and responsible way to dispose of electronics, gives the students experience in organizing a large-scale event, keeps tons of electronics and their associated hazardous chemicals out of local landfills and increases the sustainability of the institute.”

There is no fee for RIT equipment or equipment brought from home. For questions or to schedule a pickup of materials from department offices, contact Goldowitz at jxgctp@rit.edu.