Georgia Tech Announces Computer Recycling Event

Recycle Your Old Computers

The Georgia Institute of Technology announces that Dell Computer Corporation of Round Rock, Texas will hold a one-day computer equipment recycling event in Atlanta on the Georgia Tech campus. The event will be held at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum parking lot on the Georgia Tech campus on Saturday, July 12, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Alexander Memorial Coliseum is located on 10th Street off the I-75/85 Connector in downtown Atlanta. Participants are asked to enter the Coliseum parking lot via Fowler Street and 8th Street. The general public is encouraged to bring any brand of old computer-related equipment-computers, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, printers or other peripherals to the site for collection and recycling by Dell. There will be no charge for the drop-off of these items on this day only.

Due to the success of an initial five-city tour earlier this year, Dell extended the tour to ten additional U.S. cities, including Atlanta. The events are in support of the U.S. Envrionmental Protection Agency's "Plug-In to eCycling" campaign. While computers are safe to use, they do contain some environmentally sensitive materials. These materials can be safely removed or recycled, but only if we all work to keep them out of our landfills.

Other partner/sponsors for the Atlanta event include the City of Atlanta, Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Recycling Coalition, Emory University Recycling, EPA Region IV and the Georgia Soft Drink Association. Anyone unable to make it to the event that day may check the following website to locate vendors for recycling these materials throughout the year: www.p2ad.org.

If you would like to volunteer the day of the event as a greeter, with unloading computers, or directing traffic, please contact the Georgia Recycling Coalition at garecycles@mindspring.com.

For additional information, contact:
Rick Jennings
323.761.7475
rjennings@gci.group.com

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