PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 09/14/11 -- Rapid technology change, low initial cost, and even planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of computer or other electronic components around the globe. In an effort to provide smarter, more environmentally friendly and convenient recycling choices, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation today announced it is hosting a statewide Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The free service can safely recycle anything from PCs to main frames and about everything in between. Drop-off locations are located throughout the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas or at any Data Doctors location in Arizona, including Tucson and Flagstaff. Donations may be tax deductible and receipts will be provided.
Supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers, all donated equipment will be handled through the Arizona Technology Council Foundation's Tech Terra Program. This partnership with Westech Recyclers supports Arizona educational programs and donates equipment statewide.
'Our electronics recycling collection service is a great way for businesses and consumers alike to contribute to sustainability,' said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. 'We are all responsible for the stewardship of our environment and the Arizona Technology Council Foundation is proud to do its part.'
The electronic equipment and components acceptable for drop-off includes personal computers, computer peripherals, cell phones, networking equipment, main frames, servers, point-of-sale equipment, printers, audio/visual and telecom devices, surplus metals, wire, cable and power strips. Miscellaneous electronic items such as test and/or lab equipment are also acceptable.
'People look for local and easy-to-access recycling programs for their electronics, because they know that even their most outdated gadgets don't belong in the trash,' said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. 'Westech Recyclers works to ensure that obsolete computers or other electronics are treated properly and become a valuable source for secondary raw materials.'
All Arizona Data Doctors locations in the state of Arizona including Tucson and Flagstaff are accepting drop-offs. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at (http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ).
Those wishing to donate their hard drives but want to make sure that the information is securely wiped can drop off their donations at the Data Doctors location in Tempe located at 725 S Rural Rd in the Cornerstone Center (University & Rural) or educate themselves by visiting http://bit.ly/KKvEq.
In the Phoenix metro area, additional drop-off locations are:
- Avnet Price Road Facility, 8700 S. Price Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (I-10 &Loop 202)
- Henkel, 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
- Honeywell, 21111 19th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85027
- Lockheed Martin, 1300 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338
- One Neck, 5301 N. Pima Road #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-0263
In the Tucson metro area, additional drop-off locations are:
- ITT Technical Institute, 1455 West River Road, Tucson, Arizona 85704 (West of La Canada, on the south side of River Rd)
- Texas Instruments - 5411 E Williams Blvd, Tucson, 85711
About the Arizona Technology Council Foundation
The Arizona Technology Council Foundation is dedicated to further promoting and growing technology in Arizona through the raising of funds, leadership, collaboration and innovation. The Foundation is home to Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) programs including getSTEM-az, the Arizona SciTech Festival, the Arizona Middle School Science Bowl and the Arizona Science & Engineering Fair. In additional, The Foundation is home to the Arizona Innovation Institute and the Tech Terra Recycling program.
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
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