Saturday, June 6, 9 – 2 – E-Waste Recycle Day

E-Waste is a popular informal name for consumer and business electronic equipment that has reached the end of its useful life.  Over 130 million mobile phones alone were discarded in 2005.  The National Safety Council projects that nearly 250 million computers will become obsolete in the next five years.  Researchers have estimated that nearly 75% of E-Waste is in storage. Here is the opportunity for FREE, safe and environmentally sound and friendly disposal and recycling. Recycling is a resource conservation issue. Today’s consumer electronics contain highly recyclable materials that would otherwise require mining of virgin materials from the earth to meet today’s need for raw materials. Today’s electronics recycling technology reduces consumer electronics into separated commodity streams of metals, plastics and glass that are processed into raw materials for reuse in new manufactured products. For example, one ton of recycled computers will yield about one ounce of gold. To produce this same ounce of gold from a virgin resource requires mining 7-11 tons of ore and the energy to mine and process this ore. Clearly, recycling helps us save our precious natural resources and the planet we live on.  Materials accepted at the event on Saturday, June 6 include monitors, LCD displays, laptops, servers, televisions, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, camcorders, cameras, radios, games systems, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and a host of others.  The complete list can be found at The materials may be brought to the Bayside Expo Center, 200 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125, and directions can be found on the web site noted above.