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"All too often the chaos of the classroom takes priority over chores such as rubbish collection and recycling. The poor janitor can’t accommodate elaborate recycling requirements on top of the mess those screaming school kids leave behind everyday! Give the poor guy a break by making recycling electronic waste easier for everyone, and ensure your rubbish gets put to good re-use. This is from an article that appeared on All Green Website: " – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: HOW TO PROPERLY RECYCLE A SCHOOL’S ELECTRONIC WASTE


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HOW TO PROPERLY RECYCLE A SCHOOLS ELECTRONIC
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All too often the chaos of the classroom takes
priority over chores such as rubbish collection
and recycling. The poor janitor cant accommodate
elaborate recycling requirements on top of the
mess those screaming school kids leave behind
everyday! Give the poor guy a break by making
recycling electronic waste easier for everyone,
and ensure your rubbish gets put to good re-use. 
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Find a Reputable Recycling Centre 
Collecting waste is all well and good, but what
do you do with it once it has been gathered? Find
a reputable electronics recycling center or depot
thats able to safely and efficiently dispose of
your schools electronic waste. Companies such as
Think Recycle offer such a service, and even
encourage schools to get involved for
fundraising. Yep, the junk the janitor previously
discarded actually has some value to recycling
companies, and theyre willing to pay you for it.
Often recycling companies are willing to pick it
up from your school, so make sure you enquire
about local pick-up options as well.
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Make Recycling Easy 
  • Kids and adults, people of all age, are lazy! If
    there isnt an easy way to recycle electronic
    waste, then few of us will do it. Make recycling
    easy by providing specialized collection bins in
    strategic locations throughout your school such
    as the staff room, lunch hall, front doorway and
    even in classrooms. Recycling depots may provide
    you with specialized bins, or you can make your
    own out of clearly labelled bins or buckets.
    Clear labelling is key, as this will help reduce
    the amount of sorting required later.  

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Typical Electronic Waste Thats Recyclable 
  • Now youve created a system for recycling
    electronic waste at your school, its time to
    collect items to recycle. Youll be surprised
    just how many hidden rubbish electronic items
    can actually be recycled and reused to make new
    products instead of adding to landfill. Check out
    these for inspiration 

http//www.allgreenrecycling.com
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  • Printer and toner cartridges All those discarded
    inkjet cartridges from page after page of school
    assessment have inherent value and can actually
    be refilled by a proper facility. Encourage
    students to bring them from home to contribute to
    your fundraising efforts as well. Toner
    cartridges from larger printing machines can be
    recycled in the same way inkjet cartridges can.
    Collect them in separate bins. 
  • Old computers The old laptops and desktop
    computers your school no longer needs can be sent
    in for disassembly and reuse. To protect your
    privacy and security, make sure you clear them of
    all important data first. 

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  • Cell phones Nowadays everybody has a cell phone,
    and everybody wants a new one! Millions of
    handsets hit landfills every year, adding nasty
    chemicals to the soil and wasting valuable
    refined resources. Collecting cell phones is a
    great way to lower your environmental footprint
    at home, and at school. Collect batteries in a
    separate bin as these contain chemicals that
    require a different facility. Phone chargers can
    be recycled too, so be sure to put a bin aside
    for these. 
  • Batteries Who could forget batteries the most
    commonly discarded electronic item of them all.
    The humble battery contains chemicals and metals
    that can be reused when processed correctly. Be
    sure to collect rechargeable batteries and
    disposable batteries separately.  

http//www.allgreenrecycling.com
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  • Recycling your schools electronic waste can be a
    profitable exercise. Make fundraising a breeze by
    taking action in little steps, contacting a
    recycling depot to get the ball rolling. By
    implementing an electronics recycling program,
    you can also play an active role in reducing how
    much of your schools waste goes to landfill and
    in educating young people in sustainable
    recycling opportunities. 

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Questions? More Information?
  • Website http//www.allgreenrecycling.com
  • All Green Recycling
  • info_at_allgreenrecycling.com
  • (800) 780-0347 
  •  
  • Source
  • http//www.allgreenrecycling.com/blog/properly-rec
    ycle-schools-electronic-waste/
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