Main Nav

Our nearest recycling location for electronic components is about 30 miles from our campus.  Does anyone offer a service to students, faculty, and staff at your campus where they can drop-off electronic components to be recycled?  If so, how does it work?


Thanks for any insight.



Chad Gaines

Vice-President for Information Services

Central Methodist University

Fayette, MO 65248

Visit us on the web at



Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.



NOTICE: This electronic communication is from Central Methodist University and is intended only for its addressee. This communication may contain information that is privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure by law and/or Central Methodist University policy. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or department responsible for delivering this information to its recipient, do not copy, circulate, forward or otherwise disclose this document. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by return email.
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at

image001.png7.22 KB


Every spring, near the end of the term, we accept electronic devices at a facilities department shed from faculty, staff and students for one week.


See this link for information about the program:






Criss Laidlaw

Director of Administrative Information Systems

Office for Information Technology

Williams College




We offer electronic recycling about once a month; people can drop off their old electronics (CRT-devices also require a $10 check for the recycling fee); we have a "local" service that comes and picks up the stuff and takes care of it. I don't run the program, but I'd be happy to pass along contact information.
We accept e-waste at our Help Desk.  Also, our campus Sustainability Office has a collection bin and they bring us its contents whenever it gets full.  We put the collected e-waste into our storage area and have it picked up about four times a year by our recycling vendor MPC-e.  We pay a per-pound fee to have old hard drives, circuitry, wire, etc. recycled, but working equipment is refurbished and resold.  We get a portion of the income from those sales, which offsets the cost of recycling the e-waste. 

Our office of Residential Life hosts a bunch of charitable organizations that collect used clothing, furniture, etc. in the spring during student move-out (we don't have summer school).  One of these organizations, Better Futures, accepts student electronics and e-waste.  I have been known to go through these piles myself collecting unused Ethernet cables...


David W. Sisk, PhD   Associate Director for Administration, Information Technology Services
Macalester College      /      1600 Grand Avenue      /       Saint Paul, Minnesota  55105-1899                  Voice (651) 696-6745,  FAX (651) 696-6778


View dates and locations

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


EDUCAUSE Institute
Leadership/Management Programs
Explore More

Career Center

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management



Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



Join These Programs If Your Focus Is


Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.