It's a wrap!
Aug. 19, Information Technology Central met its Power of 100 service project's goal. That morning, an Apple truck left with 25 pallets of e-waste from Minot State University. The truck, filled to its brim and length, also hauled away four large, free-standing printers and copiers. The e-waste, which totaled between 17,000 to 20,000 pounds, consisted of unusable, university-owned electronic and computer equipment, previously deemed scrap and beyond repair.
This is the fifth year that MSU has utilized Apple's free-waste recycling program for educational institutions. Facilities management staff assist ITC with moving, storing and loading the pallets. Apple pays for the shipping and the recycling of the e-waste, which goes to Sims Recycling, West Chicago, Ill., to be shredded and demanufactured in compliance with federal and state regulations and environmental policies.
Minot State remains eco-friendly while disposing of scrap items at no cost.
To read more about ITC's service project, visit www.minotstateu.edu/100/power_of_100_projects.shtml.