TU Hosting Electronics Recycling Drive

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 6:14 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- TU is trying to help you protect the the environment.

The school's student association is hosting an E-waste drive until Earth Day. The group is taking your old computers and electronics and will donate what can be reused and make sure the rest are disposed of properly.

It's all free, except for TVs, which cost $15 to get rid of.

"A lot of these electronics have heavy metals that are toxic to the environment, and so when they get put into landfills they can seep into the soil and get into our drinking water," said Matt Silies, director of the Student Awareness Association.

The drive runs through April 22. Items can be dropped off at Fourth Street and Harvard Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

Accepted items are CD/DVD players, cell phones, computer components and parts, computers, batteries of all kinds, battery backup systems, AC adaptors, cameras, CD/DVD duplicators, electric lawn mowers, electric pianos, electric wheelchairs, fax machines, game consoles, generators, keyboards, laptops and notebook computers, microwave ovens, mouses, networking hardware, organs, PDAs, power supplies, printers, projectors, radios, remote controls, scanners, speakers, stereos, telephone equipment, uninterrupted power supplies, video cameras, wirelss devices, workstations and TVs (with the $15 fee).

All proceeds will be donated to Gilcrease Middle School. For more information, call (918) 631-2585.