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Southwestern College Green Team to Hold E-Waste Recycling Events in Winfield and Arkansas City

The Southwestern College Green Team is coordinating two February recycling events in Cowley County.  

On Monday, Feb. 16, The Green Team, along with the City of Arkansas City, will accept e-waste recycling from 3 to 6 p.m. at the north end of the AgriBusiness Building in Arkansas City. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the team will collaborate with the City of Winfield and Grace United Methodist Church for an e-waste recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m. at Barn #4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds.

Last year, the Green Team held two recycling events in Winfield and at the conclusion of those two events, had collected and recycled over 22,000 pounds of electronic devices 

“The e-waste collections have been so successful in the Winfield community, and the recycling of electronics is such an important need in our communities, that I wanted to expand our efforts,” says Jason Speegle, director of Green Team Southwestern.  “I pitched the idea to Kevin Neighbors of the City of Winfield and he coordinated a meeting with Randy Jacobs of the City of Arkansas City. Randy felt like it was a need in the Ark City community. I am very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Arkansas City to expand the collection and recycling of e-waste in our community.”

Businesses and individuals may bring items to the event. Vintage Tech LLC will collect the items and process them for recycling. Vintage Tech guarantees 100 percent security on all hard drives and customer information. They are e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 certified.
Vintage Tech accepts the following electronic items:  cables, cable boxes, cash registers, cellular phones, computer peripherals and all computer parts, copiers, cords, CRT monitors, DVD players, external drives, fax machines, scanners, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mouse, MP3 players, iPods, networking equipment, PDAs, printers, projectors, satellite dishes, servers, stereos, televisions, typewriters, UPS unites, VCRs, and video game consoles.

Vintage Tech also accepts the following household items:  blenders (without glass), bread machines, cameras, carpet sweepers, coffee makers (without glass), clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, food sealing equipment, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, land line phones, massagers, metal tools (drills, screwdrivers, small saws, sanders), microwave ovens, mixers, remotes, radios, shaving equipment, toaster ovens, and vacuum cleaners (without bag).

Vintage Tech cannot accept these items:  ballasts, capacitors, items containing Freon (air conditioners and dehumidifiers), gas cylinders, light bulbs, liquids and items containing liquids, household batteries, lithium batteries, medical equipment, VHS cassette tapes, refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washer and dryers.

For questions about recycling, please contact Jason Speegle at (620) 229-6311 or by email at jason.speegle@sckans.edu.

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