On Saturday, August 8, 2015, the St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus Council 2950 held a Computer and Small Electronic Community Recycling Day in the parking lot across from St. Lawrence School, between 9am and 1pm. The Knights partnered with Computer Recyclers, a Michigan firm that works with many other schools and non-profit organizations to organize this community service event. Computer Recyclers collected the items at no charge and guaranteed that no component s would end up in a landfill and that ALL hard drive information would be destroyed.
Patrons dropped off their electronics in the parking lot, and KofC members and workers from Computer Recyclers helped to carry the electronics from vehicles and put them in collection bins. The St. Lawrence KofC accepted donations of $5 per car load to support their general charity fund.
A steady stream of cars, fifty-five in all, came to drop off their electronics waste, which included Computer CPU’s, laptops, keyboards, scanners, cell phones, electrical cables, LCD TV’s, small household appliances, and audio equipments. Five pallet boxes of e-waste were collected and spared from the landfill, totaling several hundred pounds.
From this electronics waste, Computer Recyclers will be able to recover valuable materials, such as precious metals, copper, and engineered plastics that can be re-used, thereby conserving natural resources and preventing hazardous materials from being thrown into landfills.
Thank you to everyone who dropped off their electronics and donated to the Knights’ charities.
Special thanks to Scott Morgan and his wife Lori for organizing this event.