Recycle Your Cyberjunk at UA BookStores. The University of Arizona BookStores is hosting the fifth annual Cyberjunk Collection to encourage people to bring in their old or unused technology components to the University of Arizona campus so they can be recycled in an environmentally-friendly fashion.
Many people might not realize that old computer components contain toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury that can leak out into the ground when they are tossed into a landfill. The Cyberjunk Collection provides a safe disposal alternative to simply throwing these items away, and it prevents hazardous chemicals from affecting the environment. All the e-waste collected is processed in the United States, and nothing is shipped overseas for disposal. To preserve the privacy of donors, all hard drives are removed and ground down to confetti-sized pieces, making potentially sensitive information irretrievable.
To participate, simply bring old or unused computers, monitors, fax machines, scanners, desktop-size copy machines, CD drives, hard drives, TVs, VCRs, projectors, overhead projectors, networking equipment, cables and peripherals to the UA BookStores loading dock at Mountain Avenue and Campus Drive (just south of Speedway Boulevard). This year, with heavy on-campus construction, the Mountain Avenue area experiences unpredictable traffic patterns. Please anticipate detours and look for maps and signs posted near the BookStores to help find your way.
The 2011 Cyberjunk Collection was a huge success. A total of 120 pallets of old technology were collected and recycled, preventing the environmental damage that could have potentially occurred. That’s 47 tons of old technology not leaking toxic chemicals into a landfill! To learn more about the event, how to participate and what restrictions apply please visit our website at uabookstores.arizona.edu/cyberjunk.