2017 Sheridan E-Waste Collection Days: April 3 – 6
Help Protect the Environment… Conserve and Recycle!
As part of Sheridan’s Zero Waste Initiative, Sheridan supports the recycling of electronic waste, or e-waste. E-waste contains hazardous metals, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, which contaminate soil and pollute air and drinking water. Recycling e-waste can divert these hazardous materials from landfills and incinerators. As well, valuable materials in the e-waste, such as aluminium, copper, gold, silver and plastics, can be recovered, and they can be used to make new products. This reduces the demand for extracting new resources and thus avoids energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
So how can you help?
If you have spare electronic items like computers, monitors, TVs, and cell phones at home that you don’t need, first consider donating them to the others in need in the community. If they are broken, try fixing them rather than buying new ones. If your electronics are obsolete and you would like to dispose of them, make sure they are recycled properly.
Sheridan’s annual E-Waste Collection Days will be held next week. You are welcome to bring your e-waste from home and drop them off at any one of the four campus locations as below. Our e-waste service provider, OEM Corporation will pick up the e-waste collected and make sure they will be recycled sustainably.
Sheridan’s E-Waste Collection Days
April 3 & 4 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Trafalgar Campus, B Wing Hallway
Skills Training Centre, West Entrance Lobby
April 5 & 6 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hazel McCallion campus, A Wing Atrium (near Security Counter)
Davis Campus, B Wing Main Entrance Lobby (near OTR)
- Computers and laptops
- Keyboards, mice and computer accessories
- Printers and scanners
- Printer cartridges and toner
- VCRs and DVD players
- Radios, stereos and speakers
- Cameras and video recorders
- Home phones and cell phones
- Electronic batteries
- Cables, cords and computer wires
- Microwave ovens
If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org .