Still have that old boombox in the basement?
How about that automatic VHS tape rewinder or old computer sitting in the attic.
St. Joseph Catholic School will hold a electronic recycling program in the rear parking lot on Laurel Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Times Observer photo by Ben Klein
St. Joseph Catholic School kindergartners Noel Alexander, Kai Ashbaugh, Brody Alexander and Phoebe Boger are pictured with items that will be recycled on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help purchase iPads for the school.
Maven Technologies, LLC of Rochester, N.Y., will return three cents for every pound in equipment it takes in from the school.
All the funds from the recycling program will go towards purchasing iPads and wireless internet for the school's technology department.
"You can't throw broken TVs in the dumpster anymore; it's illegal. But they will come and take it from us for free and we'll get three cents a pound," Judy Danielson of St. Joseph Catholic School said on Monday. "It's good for the environment, the community and the school."
Mavis Technologies is a certified data destructor, Danielson said, so residents who drop off electronics such as old computers will have information on the items removed.
"If it's a large company or a company that needs to have a certificate of destruction, then they can contact Maven and send them a picture of what they need picked up and Maven can track everything as it comes in and they'll get a report showing the data has been destroyed by certified destructors," Danielson said. "If it comes in here it's just going to be tossed in with everything else ...if a company has a lot and they don't want to bring it here, Maven will come pick it up from them at no charge for them and credit us the poundage."
Acceptable electronic equipment for recycling includes personal computers and laptops; CRT, LCD and security monitors; CRT, flat panel (LCD, plasma, LED), console and projection television; networking devices such as servers, routers, switches, hubs and arrays; printing devices such as printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, duplicators, plotters and typewriters; audio and video devices such as compact disc, DVD, VHS and Blue-Ray players, MP3 players, iPods, projectors, stereos, video game consoles, speakers, receivers (audio, cable, satellite), recorders and converter boxes; communication devices such as cell phones, PDAs, telephones, pagers, and answering machines; power supplies such as uninterrupted power supplies and surge protectors; microwaves; computer peripherals items used in the function of these devices such as keyboards, mice, speakers, pointing devices; all cables, wires, and power chords used in the function of these devices; hardware including all parts that are, or once were, part of these devices, including circuit boards, hard drives, RAM, processors, power supplies, optical/floppy drives; batteries from laptops or UPSs; telecommunication devices; lab, test or measurement devices such as meters, oscilloscopes, analyzers, and testers; paper such as white ledger (copy paper any size with light printing), office mix (magazines, newspapers, colored paper, envelopes, sticky notes, and register tape; and inkjet, toner and fuser cartridges.
Unacceptable electronic equipment for recycling includes household hazardous waste such as paint, oil, cleaning supplies, medication (pills, liquids); any and all liquids; fluorescent, incandescent, HID, flood, PL, Biax light bulbs or lamps; home appliances such as washers, driers, dishwashers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, stoves, vacuums, and lamps; alkaline and lead-acid batteries (except for laptop or UPS); gas-powered equipment and lawn equipment.
According to its website, "Maven Technologies has helped thousands of customers to reduce, reuse, and recycle with peace of mind in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany, and other smaller Upstate New York communities. And at the heart of our process is a commitment to a zero landfill policy, meaning nothing you recycle ever ends up as trash."