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Delaware Electronics Recycling Drive!

Delaware Electronics Recycling Drive!

Come to the Delwaware County Fairgrounds this Saturday, October 14th, between 9am and 1pm to drop off your old electronics for responsible recycling!  Accurate IT Services is locally owned, operated, and R2 Certified in Columbus, OH.  This ensures that your equipment will be handled securely, responsibly, and never see a landfill.  We can accept most electronics and small appliances free of charge.  CRT and DLP Rear-Projection televisions will be accepted for a fee of $20 per unit.  CRT monitors will be accepted at $5 a unit.  Exposed tubes will not be collected for safety reasons.  Also, we cannot accept alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, etc) or light bulbs of any kind.  Any equipment containing refrigerant is also not accepted, including air conditioners. For more information on the items we can accept, please visit our website’s items accepted page at: http://www.ait-recycle.com/recycling-items-accepted  (reduced rates for this event only)

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New reports find the average lifespan of a flat panel TV to be 10 years

tvsA U.K. based non-profit group called WRAP conducted a study on 400 flat panel TVs that measured their life span. They also measured average laptop life spans in this study. Flat panel TVs lasted an average of 10 years, while laptops came in at a close second at 9.6 years. This information is crucial to calculate, as recyclers must be able to prepare for the estimated 470 million flat panel TVs to enter the E-waste stream. Some of these TVs are being closely monitored by this group because they contain mercury from cold cathode fluorescent lamps. According to WRAP the industry could potentially face challenges with this type of material.

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Download Our Free AIT Electronics Recycling App!

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We have released our first app on Google Play and it is available for android devices. It will be available for Apple devices in the coming weeks. With our app, you can easily schedule a pickup for your business by sending us a pickup request along with the information associated with it, including equipment types and amounts. The app sends us an email request where we will get in touch with you to schedule your date of pickup based on the information you provide. Our app also features a recycling calculator where you can see your environmental impact. This calculator estimates the weight of equipment diverted from the landfill. It also shows the toxic chemicals you have diverted from the landfills by recycling your electronics. Download our new app today and make scheduling your pickup of E-waste easier than ever! You can download our app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.recycling.ait.aitelectronicsrecycling

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Congratulations to the City of Lakewood! Keep Up the Good Work!

The reports for 2014 are in and the city of Lakewood recycled 51% of all of its waste, a significant increase since 2009 when they were at 42%. Not only are they recycling more, but they are saving money while doing it since they are paying less for trash fees. They have incorporated a curbside pickup program for recycling along with several other efforts including working with Accurate IT Services for their electronics recycling drop off program. Thank you, Lakewood, for making Ohio greener and for all your hard work. To read the full article, click the link below.


http://www.onelakewood.com/lakewood-recycling-rates-continue-to-climb/

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Jack Knapp, Director of Client Relations, Is A Nominee For The Green Leader Award

Jack Knapp, Director of Client Relations, Is A Nominee For The Green Leader Award

Our very own Jack Knapp is a finalist for the Green Leader Award from MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission). This award honors individuals working to create a more environmentally sustainable region. It also recognizes an individual exemplifying both outstanding leadership and innovation in seeking comprehensive sustainability solutions to address key challenges facing the region. Jack has been instrumental in setting up community E- Waste recycling programs for both Dublin and Worthington. Jack also helped set up several job training partnerships to help educate and provide job training to young adults with special needs. Because of Jack, Accurate IT Services now works with groups like Dublin City Schools Power Plus Program and Green Leaf Job training Services.   

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India Considers Deposit System for E-scrap

India is proposing that electronics retailers take back the goods at the end of their useful life. This would be an interesting turn of events, as many people do not know what to do with their end of life electronics. Most people just throw it in the trash. In some countries, they are actually fining people for doing this and have seen an increase in recycling because of it. India’s plan would require electronics producers to implement a refundable deposit system for electronics as well as take back old devices. This is a great idea because it allows people more access to recycling, which ultimately will reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills.

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Accurate IT Services First Annual Company Picnic!!!

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New Technology Being Developed For E-Scrap

New Technology Being Developed For E-Scrap

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a technology that will change the way electronics are made and destroyed. They have developed heat-triggered self destructing electronics as well as a radio controlled trigger that can remotely activate self destruction on command. The full article is listed below.

http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0521self_destruct_ScottWhite_JohnRogers.html

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The Number of Tablets Being Recycled Is At An All Time High

The Number of Tablets Being Recycled Is At An All Time High

Many recycling companies are reporting a drop in PC recycling and an increase in tablet recycling. Smartphones and tablets are continuing to lure people away from buying computers and to invest in a more portable device. These devices are now old enough where newer, faster versions are hitting the market and the first generation is now going to recycling. Some companies and municipalities are required to have a certain weight of electronics being recycled each year. Since these devices weigh significantly less than an average computer, the weights will be down again this year for these companies. However, that is not to say that there is less equipment being recycled. Many of these organizations are now undergoing a reevaluation of their system to accommodate for lighter electronics in the years to come.

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Woman Recycles Apple Computer Worth 200K in California

Woman Recycles Apple Computer Worth 200K in California

A rare Apple computer from 1976 was recycled in California by a woman cleaning out her garage. Little did she know, that computer was one of only two hundred that were made by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne. Now the company is on the hunt to find this woman, who did not leave any information when she dropped off the computer, and he remembers her well. According to the company, all she needs to do is stop by the warehouse to claim 100K, her half of the proceeds.

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Why R2 Is The Right Choice For Your Business

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Responsible Recycling

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The Aztechs Robotics Team Visits Accurate IT Services

The Aztechs Robotics Team Visits Accurate IT Services

Accurate IT Services and Director of Client Relations Jack Knapp were pleased to have The Aztechs Robotics Team visit our facility this week. They are part of Dublin City Schools and are working on a recycling project. These young students are learning how to reuse electronics and computer parts. Anand Padmanabhan, the coach for the team, toured the facility along with these students and learned about our process. We are happy to see students learning about recycling and caring about the environment. Thank you, Aztechs for touring our facility and allowing us to teach you about electronics recycling.

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KAB Offers Ideas on Boosting Office Recycling

By Jared Paben

 

Offices will generate more recyclable materials and less contamination if each employee is given a large recycling bin and small garbage can, according to a study.

The study, titled "Recycling at Work: Research to Inform Improved Recycling in the Workplace," was commissioned by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) with support from PepsiCo Recycling and commercial real estate giant CBRE.

"It was important to do this because we see recycling in the workplace as a real potential opportunity to increase recycling," said Brenda Pulley, KAB's senior vice president of recycling.

Over six months in 2014, Action Research studied different recycling and garbage bin configurations in CBRE offices in Atlanta, Boston, Houston and San Diego. All offices had single-stream recycling collection.

The stakeholders tried the following configurations at each employee's desk:

  • Small trash can attached to a larger recycling bin
  • Equal-sized recycling and garbage cans
  • Only a recycling bin
  • Making no changes to the existing configuration but providing recycling information

The first configuration, with a small garbage and large recycling bin, showed the greatest success, according to the report. It yielded a higher percentage of recyclable materials and lower percentage of garbage in recycling bins as well as a lower percentage of recyclables in garbage cans.

Before the project, 79 percent of offices had some amount of paper in garbage cans, but the number dropped to almost zero during the experiment, the report stated.

"Our research clearly shows that by combining specific-sized trash and recycling receptacles, with simple signage and messaging, businesses and other organizations can increase employee participation and improve their rate of recycling of office-generated materials," Jennifer Jehn, KAB president and CEO, stated in a press release.

The "recycling-bin-only" option was unsuccessful and might have actually led employees to throw away recyclable materials they would have otherwise diverted, the report noted. It was unpopular for workers, and four offices dropped out of the survey after they were assigned this configuration, the report said.

http://resource-recycling.com/node/5916?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE%3E%3E&utm_campaign=RRN%2005-05-15

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Hands-On Recycling Learning Environment For K-12 Announced

A pilot project has been started for thousands of students in the New York, Maryland, and Michigan areas. This new project will include a hands on learning environment surrounding the science of recycling. The project is headed by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and they plan to combine both classroom learning along with on-site visits to local recycling centers. JASON learning, a non profit group, also helped in the development of this program. ISRI believes that this project will teach these students the skills needed for careers in the field and help them develop interests in science, technology, engineering, etc. The president of ISRI believes that this education process will create the next generation of leaders for the recycling industry.

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Accurate IT Services at SWACO Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Accurate IT was excited to be invited by SWACO to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility.  Jack Knapp, our Director of Client Relations was among the many guest who attended.  There were also representatives from the EPA, US Senate, House of Representatives, and many local communities.  The event included several speakers, a facility tour, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and cake. The event was a huge success and we are thankful for SWACO inviting us to be part of it.

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More than 200K plastic bottles dumped in UCF Reflecting Pond

The University of Central Florida had over 200,000 plastic bottles dumped into their reflecting pond to raise awareness about our impact on the environment. This event was called Reflect on Sustainability and was created by the IDEAS for UCF and the UCF Student Government. Many students were shocked and some thought it was a prank. As you can see in the video, these students are taking a bolder approach to raise awareness and it seems to be working. Of course, after the demonstration, the bottles will be removed and recycled. To view the full video and article, click the link below.

 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/jon-busdeker/os-plastic-bottles-ucf-pond-post.html

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Announcing A Fully Compostable Single-Serve Coffee Pod That Works With Keurig Machines

Announcing A Fully Compostable Single-Serve Coffee Pod That Works With Keurig Machines

Canadian roaster Club Coffee has come up with the first fully compostable single-serve coffee pod that works with the Keurig machines. They are one of the companies that sued Keurig for controlling the market and creating a monopoly to keep prices for the cups very high. Their product is the PurPod100, made from coffee chaff, which is the skin of the bean that comes off during the roasting process. It is compostable because it is designed to be digested by bacteria. This cup can be fully broken down with composting in a matter of weeks. They are working on multiple certifications including their final certification to bring this product to market. This will make it much easier to recycle these pods because currently for many of the pods that can be recycled, the coffee grounds and the lid have to be separated from the cup in order to recycle it. It’s easier to make the cup of coffee at this point than it is to dispose of the cup that brews it, leaving most of them ending up in the trash. With this company moving forward at a rapid pace, the fully compostable pods will be on grocery store shelves in no time.

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Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention

Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention

Announcing the 2015 Green Community Award Winners! Tri-Rivers Recycling Center, Marca Industries Document Destruruction & Recycling, ECO Center, Sims Brothers Recycling, Goodwill, DKMM Solid Waste District, MCI Green Initiative, Accurate IT Recycling Services, Keep Ohio Beautiful have all worked together to make Marion County cleaner and greener. Thanks for all you do! #BeeTheGood — at Marion County Building.

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Electronics Recycling Drive at the Columbus Zoo!

Electronics Recycling Drive at the Columbus Zoo!

Come to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this Saturday, April 18th, between 9am and 5pm to drop off your old electronics for responsible recycling! The Columbus Zoo will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. For every person who drops off an electronic to be recycled, the Zoo will offer a coupon for Buy-One-Get-One Admission for the weekend of the event. Accurate IT Services is locally owned, operated, and R2 certified. This ensures that your equipment will be handled securely, responsibly, and never see a landfill. We can accept most electronics and small appliances free of charge. CRT and rear-projection televisions will be accepted for a fee of $20 per unit. CRT monitors will be accepted at $5 a unit after two free per car. Exposed tubes will not be collected for safety reasons. Also, we cannot accept alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, etc) or light bulbs of any kind. Any equipment containing refrigerant is also not accepted, including air conditioners. For more information on the items we can accept, please visit our website’s items accepted page at: http://www.ait-recycle.com/recycling-items-accepted

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