On Friday, October 30, University Facilities and Services will hold the thirteenth annual E-Cycle Day. Collect your broken, old, or unwanted electronics and meet us in Zone 3 South between 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Similarly to the Shred Fest held in August, extra safety precautions will be taken in light of COVID-19. All participants are required to remain inside of their vehicles while volunteers collect the items from your vehicle. For everyone’s safety, all attendees and volunteers will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
E-Cycle Day is a convenient opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates of the University to safely and sustainably dispose of electronics for free. Facilities and Services partners with Sunnking, an electronic recycling company, to recycle the electronics collected at the event.
Accepted items include computer monitors and accessories (printers, monitors, mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, microphones, etc.), scanners, televisions, microwave ovens, coffee makers, telephones, power tools, gaming equipment, lamps, cables and wires, cell phone chargers, video equipment, tablets, and nearly anything else with a circuit board or a cord. Sunnking does not accept electronic items containing the cooling agent Freon, including refrigerators and air conditioners, broken CRTs, alkaline batteries, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. For a more complete list of accepted items, visit Sunnking’s website.
Sunnking is a local EPA R2 certified electronics recycling, data destruction, and asset management company, specializing in end-of-life electronics and equipment. The reliable company erases all personal information and eliminates the possibility of identity theft. After taking these appropriate security measures, Sunnking makes its best effort to resell or reuse electronics. All other electronics are recycled and used to make new products, ensuring a sustainable alternative to directly disposing of unwanted electronics.
Please note this event is for household and personal equipment. Departmental and University-owned electronics will not be accepted. To schedule a pick-up of University-owned electronics, visit the IT Equipment Recovery Program webpage. If you cannot attend E-Cycle Day, the IT Equipment Recovery Program extends its services for personal items as well! You can also utilize the Monroe County ecopark where you can drop-off most electronics. Please contact these resources in advance as their programs may have changed due to the coronavirus.
You can spread the word about E-Cycle Day by forwarding or printing an event flyer.
A directive map of the location is available here.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amy Kadrie at 362-5739 or by email at email@example.com.
To get to Zone 3 South (former Park Lot) by car from the Medical Center: (1) Head south on Elmwood Avenue and take a right onto Wilson Boulevard to enter the River Campus. (2) Take your first right (before the information booth) onto Trustee Road. (3) Take another right onto Intercampus Drive. (4) Drive across the bridge over Elmwood Avenue. (5) Zone 3 South will be to the right. Please drive all the way to the end of the lot to enter the event site. Signs will be posted to help direct you.
We look forward to seeing you on October 30!
Written by Emily Su, Class of 2022