Arizona Technology Council Seeks to Reduce E-Waste With Free Technology Recycling Day October 24
Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers
PHOENIX, Arizona, September 29, 2015 – For environmentally conscious consumers and businesses seeking to responsibly manage potentially dangerous electronic waste (e-waste), the Arizona Technology Council Foundation supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers is holding its biannual Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, October 24th. Now in its sixth year and open to the public, the event is designed to provide Arizona citizens a pathway to support the growing global eco-movement.
For a short, informative video on Technology Recycling Day, please visit https://youtu.be/ZoikVb6CD8Q.
“As technology innovation continues to provide us with increasingly sophisticated and low cost consumer electronics, the e-waste problem is as pervasive as ever,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “By hosting this event, we hope to bring awareness to this dangerous waste issue that can’t be ignored and offer a solution to the community.”
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.
Drop-off Dates, Locations and Times:
Receipts for tax donation purposes will be available at all locations. There will be a nominal fee of $15 collected for each Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) television and monitor collected at the Honeywell and Intel locations to cover the costs of recycling the lead glass. Data Doctors locations will not accept CRT televisions and monitors.
The following drop-off locations are open to the public and are accepting donations on Saturday, October 24:
- Honeywell, 21111 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Intel, 4500 S. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85248 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
- Intel, 5000 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
- All Data Doctors locations in the state of Arizona including Flagstaff and Phoenix from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ.
Demonstrating corporate responsibility, Avnet, Henkel, One Neck IT Solutions and the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park are also participating in the Arizona Technology Council Recycling program by holding employee-only events at their respective sites. Interested relevant parties should contact their human resources department for further information.
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 located at 725 S Rural Rd #107, Tempe, AZ 85281.
“Last year, we picked up a total of 177,154 pounds of electronic waste from Arizona Technology Council member companies through both its day-to-day operations and the two Technology Recycling Day events,” said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. “This program is a great resource for Council members to have their older computer and electronic equipment recycled throughout the year. The donation is tax-deductible and a percentage of the proceeds goes back to support the community through the Arizona Technology Council Foundation.”
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 TechTerra 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 https://www.aztechcouncil.org.