Renaissance at Colony Park and NexTech Announce E-Waste Disposal Event for America Recycles Day
On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Renaissance at Colony Park and NexTech, a local IT / E-Waste disposal services company, will host an E-Waste Disposal Event in recognition America Recycles Day. The event will be held at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland (in the Barnes & Noble parking lot) and will offer a place for residents and small businesses to dispose of their end-of-life/discarded electronics such as laptops/personal computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, printers, scanners, cords, and the like. Equipment will be collected and taken to NexTech’s Pearl, MS, facility for processing/recycling.
Beth Savage Zito, Director of Business Development said, “We are here to help our community responsibly and securely dispose of their E-Waste with our certified sustainable reuse/recovery/recycling processes. Corporations hire out services for managing their E- Waste, but there is little offered to residents in the way of E-Waste disposal. E-Waste is the fastest-growing municipal waste stream in America but has less than a 20% recycling rate, because people don’t know what to do with it. They know they shouldn’t throw it into the trash because it contains personal data and is harmful to the environment, so they put it in drawers, attics, garages – waiting for a way to property dispose of it. We are dedicated to helping raise awareness of this issue and providing a means for proper disposal. Many thanks to Renaissance at Colony Park for providing their perfect location for this event.”
This E-Waste Disposal Day aims to raise awareness about the critical nature of E-Waste disposal, prevention of environmental contamination, protection of personal data, and the transition to a Circular Economy by using secure, sustainable IT disposal practices. This event brings knowledge and resources to residents and small businesses that may be unaware of the correct methods for disposing of E-Waste, and who have limited resources for disposal services. Disposing of E-Waste is a huge and ever-growing challenge and disposal methods are not equal and can even be harmful if not handled properly. NexTech, an R2V3-certified company, meets the highest standards of E-Waste disposal for any industry, complying with local, state, federal and industry regulations.
E-Waste Disposal Day - Acceptable Items and Costs:
- Desktop computers, laptops, tablets and cell phones – FREE of charge
- Flat screen monitors - $2 each
- Printers, fax machines, DVD players - $3 each
- CRT monitors - $10 each
- Televisions - $15 each
Location: Renaissance at Colony Park Shopping Center, Ridgeland, MS (adjacent to frontage road/Barnes & Noble)
Date/Times: November 15, 2023, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
E-Waste is defined as discarded electronics, including TVs, computers, peripherals (printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, mice, keyboards), cell phones, household appliances, devices, and the like. Representing 2% of America’s trash in landfills, E-Waste equals 70% of overall toxic waste because of the hazardous materials it contains. It is a huge and ever- growing problem. Unaware of a solution for disposing of old electronics, people keep it and it sits for years – to the tune of 42 pounds of E-Waste produced by each person annually to equal nearly 12 million pounds in the United States. Currently, less than 20% of E-Waste is recycled, which means that tons of toxic E-Waste are improperly disposed of, thereby negatively impacting the environment by contaminating the air, water, and land. Both of these problems – data breaches and contamination – can be easily avoided by simply taking E-Waste to a certified recycling facility.