CRC's E-Waste Recycling Service
Many types of computer-related and everyday household items contain materials which are harmful to the environment if they are not disposed of properly. In an effort to help ensure these items are recycled and/or disposed in an environmentally friendly manner, the CRC provides an e-waste recycling service for students. This service is available free of charge. Items just need to brought to the CRC during normal walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm) or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (215) 573-4778.
Examples of e-waste the can be recycled through the CRC include:
- Monitors & Displays
- Keyboards & Mice
- Cell phones & cell phone batteries
- Printer toner & inkjet cartridges
- Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs)
Items that cannot be recycled through this service include kitchen appliances, "white goods" (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners), mechanical equipment, and other types of machinery. Please contact the CRC at (215) 573-4778 If you have a question about whether an item can be recycled through the CRC or not.
To protect you and your data, hard drives that can be removed from computers will be destroyed by the CRC prior to being recycled. The CRC has a degausser and drive crusher on-site for this purpose. When you drop of your old computer, you will be given the option of having the hard drive returned to you or witness its destruction.
E-waste brought to the CRC is recycled by Elemental, Inc., a computer recycling center located in Philadelphia. Elemental, Inc is fully licensed and permitted by the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information about what you can do to "green up" your computer operations by reducing energy consumption and producing less e-waste, please see the Green IT section of this website.