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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
5:00 PM - 5:59 PM

Recycle your computer month

Cuyahoga County residents can recycle their unwanted computer equipment during Recycle Your Computer Month this April.  This event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in collaboration with city service departments in Cuyahoga County.Residents are invited to drop-off their personal computer equipment at over 40 participating city service departments during the month of April.  Equipment that will be accepted includes: CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, and software.  Cell phones and accessories, and ink printer cartridges will also be accepted.  No televisions or other electronics will be accepted.  Computer donations are tax-deductible.Computers will be sent to RET3 job corp, a non-profit computer recycling and job training organization based in Cleveland.  RET3 job corp. employs over 20 workers who inventory the equipment, erase stored data, and refurbish or recycle the computers depending on the model and the condition.  Newer computers are refurbished and donated to schools. In 2007, RET job corp. donated 5,514 refurbished computers to 125 organizations in need.As of January 2009, RET3 has partnered with OneCommunity, a local not-for-profit broadband provider that works to give students technology skills for the workplace and, in turn, drive economic development in theregion.   OneCommunity "Green Computing" has a goal of putting50,000 computers in Northeast Ohio schools over the next five years. Businesses with large amounts of computers to dispose of should contactRET3 job corp. at (216) 361-9991.Since August 2000, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District has collected and recycled over 3,700 tons (or 7.4 million lbs.) of computers and their peripheral devices.  For a list of participating cities or additional information about Recycle Your Computer Month, log onto www.cuyahogaswd.org or call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749.Cuyahoga County residents can recycle their unwanted computer equipment during Recycle Your Computer Month this April.  This event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in collaboration with city service departments in Cuyahoga County.Residents are invited to drop-off their personal computer equipment at over 40 participating city service departments during the month of April.  Equipment that will be accepted includes: CPU's, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, and software.  Cell phones and accessories, and ink printer cartridges will also be accepted.  No televisions or other electronics will be accepted.  Computer donations are tax-deductible.Computers will be sent to RET3 job corp, a non-profit computer recycling and job training organization based in Cleveland.  RET3 job corp. employs over 20 workers who inventory the equipment, erase stored data, and refurbish or recycle the computers depending on the model and the condition.  Newer computers are refurbished and donated to schools. In 2007, RET job corp. donated 5,514 refurbished computers to 125 organizations in need.As of January 2009, RET3 has partnered with OneCommunity, a local not-for-profit broadband provider that works to give students technology skills for the workplace and, in turn, drive economic development in theregion.   OneCommunity "Green Computing" has a goal of putting50,000 computers in Northeast Ohio schools over the next five years. Businesses with large amounts of computers to dispose of should contactRET3 job corp. at (216) 361-9991.Since August 2000, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District has collected and recycled over 3,700 tons (or 7.4 million lbs.) of computers and their peripheral devices.  For a list of participating cities or additional information about Recycle Your Computer Month, log onto www.cuyahogaswd.org or call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749.

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