On Saturday, June 25, Sheboygan Area School District volunteers held a hugely successful community electronics recycling drive. The event offered SASD residents and staff members a free alternative to dispose of old electronics equipment and was also a way to promote the recycling of electronics equipment to keep it out of landfills. The district was amazed at the turnout from the community with the collection of over 775 computers, 578 monitors, 440 televisions, 402 printers/fax machines, 94 microwaves and nearly 200 boxes of miscellaneous equipment, batteries and cell phones!
In the first event of its kind in the district, nearly 20 volunteers, primarily from the Technology Services/Electronics Department, collected donations through two drive-through stations in the Central Administration Office parking lot. Although the event was scheduled to open at 8:00 a.m., the donations started rolling in at 7:00 a.m. Collection ran non-stop until 12:00 noon.
All of the equipment was stacked onto 124 pallets and was hauled away by the district’s recycling vendor, Vintage Tech Recyclers, Inc. Vintage Tech Recyclers will responsibly recycle all of the equipment collected.
The district would like to thank the community for their participation in the event. At the busiest point, the line was stretched around the block, but community members were patient, gracious and thankful for the opportunity. The SASD would also like to thank the employees who volunteered to run this very worthwhile event. To the district volunteers, Superintendent Joseph Sheehan said, “Your commitment to volunteer your time and energy to serve Sheboygan speaks loudly of your character and how much you care about our community. This was a well organized event. I am already getting thank you notes due to all your hard work.”
posted June 30, 2011