Tons of unwanted electronics saved from the landfill

UMMS hosts two employee electronics recycling events

December 02, 2011

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Michael Green, MD, PhD, drops off electronics for recycling, adding to the already large pile.

 

Two 18-foot trucks were filled to the top with thousands of pounds of hard-to-get-rid-of electronics during two employee electronics recycling collection events this week. Northeast Material Handling, a Lowell-based company that specializes in processing large, unwanted items, provided the drop-off trucks free of charge for employees.

 

Almost 6,500 pounds were collected at the South Street campus in Shrewsbury on Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to Melissa Lucas, sustainability and energy efficiency manager. Even more was collected on the Worcester campus on Friday, Dec. 4, as a pile accumulated outside the truck after it reached capacity and more people arrived with contributions. A final tally will be known in a few days.

For those who missed this event, Lucas said there will be another in the spring.