“E-waste,” as it is being called, is a growing problem in our country, estimated as growing three times faster than other solid wastes. But a lot of people don't know that they can or should recycle their cell phones or MP3 players. Here are three important reasons to do so:
Geneva’s Electronics Recycling Program
Recycling bins for electronics, batteries and ink cartridges are located in the Student Center, outside the mailroom.
Printer Ink cartridges (all types)
Batteries (all types)
Small electronics items
If you have larger electronics items to recycle, please contact the physical plant office at X 5500.
The Geneva recycling program does not accept TV’s . Please contact the Beaver County Recycling Center (see below) about recycling TV’s.
Some large companies make it easier and more beneficial for people to recycle their old electronics. Best Buy stores provide recycling bins for various e-waste items. Apple has been recycling used iPods and refurbishing them for re-sale online. Office Max and other stores give customers a discount on ink if they bring in old ink cartridges. Some places take your old electronics that are still working and donate them to people who can't afford to buy them new.
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