PeaceHealth Offers Free E-Waste Disposal

9/11/2013

​PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is offering a free community e-waste recycling service Saturday September 21st, 2013. PeaceHealth encourages anyone with unwanted electronic items to bring them to the PeaceHealth Broadway campus parking lot, located at 600 Broadway Street in Longview, Washington between the hours of 10am to 2pm. People making donations can simply drive up, and volunteers will unload and remove the items to be disposed of.

“PeaceHealth is committed to a healthy community, and proper disposal of our e-waste is a benefit to everyone,” said Ron Tolleson, PeaceHealth’s Director of Facilities. “PeaceHealth is a very green organization. We’ve done a lot of great work around recycling and energy efficiency, and reducing our carbon footprint. It’s really great to have the chance to expand our earth-friendly practices to the whole community.”

The idea for the PeaceHealth e-cycle day came from Derek Ebinger, whose job as a telecommunications specialist at PeaceHealth makes him the go-to guy for all his friends’ technical questions. “Over the years, people are always asking me where they can get rid of their e-waste,” said Ebinger. “We all seem to have a storage place in our homes where we pile our old computers and keyboards and TV sets and power cords, even though we know we’re never going to use them again. In our community there isn’t any one place that takes everything, so we thought it would be great to partner with Eco-Tech to provide that service.”

The e-waste will be collected by Kalama’s Eco-Tech Recycling, who will ensure that the donated items are disposed of in the most environmentally-friendly method possible. If you have questions about the PeaceHealth e-cycling event, contact Eco-Tech at (360) 673-3858.
 
Accepted Items:
Computer Parts and Accessories:
• Desktop, tower or server cases (empty or not)
• Motherboards, loose cards and CPUs, RAM sticks, fans, power supplies, heat sinks
• Peripherals such as monitors, keyboards, mice, scanners, printers
• Drives of all kinds (hard disks, floppy, CD, ZIP, Syquest, magneto-optical, tape, etc.)
• Networking equipment such as hubs, switches, routers, cords and cables
• CD-ROM or DVD disks, Modems
Office Materials:
• Telecommunication equipment
• Photocopiers, fax machines, calculators
• Cell phones and accessories, CB Radios, Ham Radios, Pagers,
Home Entertainment:
• Televisions (CRT), VCRs, DVD players
• Stereo equipment and portable electronics, Radios, Hand held walkie-talkies,
• Digital cameras and camcorders
• Video game consoles and accessories
• Satellite dishes and systems
Small Household electronics:
• Alarm clocks, Answering machines, Coffee makers (w/o the glass urn), Electric Typewriters, Power tools, Toaster, toaster oven (must be without food debris), Power cords, extension cords, power strips, surge protectors, microwave ovens, etc
Materials Not Accepted:
• Computer furniture
• Software boxes and manuals
• VHS tapes or audio cassettes
• Large household appliances (stoves, freezers, refrigerators, washers, dryers)
• Car batteries, starters, alternators
• Incandescent or fluorescent bulbs and fixtures