TU 'E-cycles' Electronic Items Safely

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 5:13 pm
By: News On 6

Chris Howell, NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK -- April 22nd is Earth Day, and the last day to drop off unwanted electronic items at The University of Tulsa's E-Waste Drive. 

The drive has been underway since April 9th.  It's collected a trailer full of old computers, printers and various other electronic items.

"The company we are working with, Earth E Cycle will test some of the more recent computer products, and if they work they can refurbish them and resell them," said TU student Matt Silies. "Otherwise the out-of-date stuff is scrapped for its parts, can be recycled and the parts that can't be recycled can be disposed of properly."

Funds raised by the drive will go to Gilcrease Middle School, putting a smile on Don Walker's face.  He was just looking to drop off an old printer.

"I was going to throw it in the trash," said Walker.  "When I saw The University of Tulsa was planning a program to utilize it, what a great way to get rid of it."

The drive is located at Fourth Place and Harvard Avenue, on the University of Tulsa campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 22nd.  There is a $15 charge for dropping off televisions.