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eCycling in Pittsburgh: Computer Recycling Collection Event June 21

Release Date: 6/18/2003
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA - Dell Computer and the National Cristina Foundation, a non-profit that helps provide access to computers for students with disabilities, are supporting EPA’s “Plug-into Recycling Campaign” in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. This campaign encourages eCycling – electronics recycling.

“I applaud Dell and the National Cristina Foundation for hosting this eCycling collection and encourage Pittsburghers to recycle their outdated personal computers. This is a terrific opportunity to start a new life for old computers that have been collecting dust at home,” said Donald S. Welsh, EPA’s mid-Atlantic regional administrator.

The event will be at Carnegie Mellon University, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 21 in the Moorewood Gardens parking lot.

Any brand of computer-related equipment will be accepted -- computers, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, and other peripherals - at no charge. Televisions, copiers, cell phones or other household electronics unrelated to your computer cannot be accepted. All electronics will be refurbished and donated or sent on for recycling.

eCycling is the nation’s first-of-a-kind collaboration among the U.S. EPA, state environmental agencies, and the electronics industry to collect, reuse and recycle old computer equipment, televisions, and other electronics.

eCycling keeps dangerous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium out of the environment and saves limited landfill space.

Since October of 2001, eCycling has already collected more than 2,700 tons of electronics from residents in the mid-Atlantic states and has prevented more than 22,000 cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from going into landfills and incinerators.

Please remove all data from your computer's hard drive and floppy disks or PC cards.

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