Today begins the month long electronics recycling collection drive. Our school’s efforts will help divert electronic devices from our landfill and provide reusable electronics to community members who otherwise would not have access.
Here’s what is accepted: working or broken electronics: toys, cell phones, monitors, computer and phone cables, laptops, keyboards and mice, rechargeable batteries, hair dryers, blenders…everything from coffee makers and toasters…anything that has a cord!
Drop off your e-waste at:
- NextStep at 2101 W 10th Ave, Mondays through Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the month of April and ask your donation to be credited to Camas Ridge, or
- Use our collection bin – it will be set up by the front office between Monday, April 13 and Friday, April 17.
The results from our efforts will be weighed at the end of the month and the school with the most pounds of recycled electronics wins!
The world produced nearly 54 million tons of electrical and electronic products last year. That’s an average of about 43 pounds for each of the 7 billion people on earth. By 2017, the global volume of discarded refrigerators, TVs, cellphones, computers, monitors, and other electronic waste will weigh almost as much as 200 Empire State buildings. Be part of the re-use/recycle solution and support Camas Ridge by participating in this community-wide effort.