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E-waste 2013: 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.

01/09/13