SOURCE: Arizona Technology Council

Arizona Technoogy Council Foundation, Arizona Recycling, Electronics Recycling

January 11, 2011 11:15 ET

Arizona Technology Council Foundation's Free Statewide Recycling Day Maximizes the Disposal of Unwanted Electronic Equipment While Minimizing Risk

Statewide Event to Be Held Saturday, January 22 From 8 AM - 3 PM, Supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - The safe and secure disposal of computer, medical hardware, manufacturing and other electronic equipment is a concern for many Arizona consumers and businesses as they upgrade their existing devices. In an effort to provide smarter, more environmentally friendly and convenient recycling choices, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation today announced it is hosting another statewide Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, January 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers, the Council Foundation will be accepting tax deductible donations and provide receipts at major drop-off locations in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas or at any Data Doctors location in Arizona, including Flagstaff. All donated equipment will be handled through the Arizona Technology Council Foundation's Tech Terra Program. This partnership with Westech Recyclers supports Arizona educational programs and donates equipment statewide. 

"As the cycle of technology innovation continues to accelerate, it is more important than ever to recycle efficiently and properly," said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "Our free service can safely recycle anything from PCs to main frames and about everything in between."

The electronic equipment and components acceptable for drop-off includes personal computers, computer peripherals, networking equipment, main frames, servers, point-of-sale equipment, printers, audio/visual and telecom devices, surplus metals, wire, cable and power strips. Miscellaneous electronic items such as test and/or lab equipment are also acceptable.

"Every day, individuals and organizations dispose of mountains of e-waste, containing hazardous and toxic materials that pose significant environmental risks," said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. "With over 15 years of experience serving the community, we make it our business to recycle through an environmentally secure process that promotes the highest and best re-use of electronic equipment and recycles unusable items to keep them out of landfills."

Drop-off Locations

All Arizona Data Doctors locations in the state of Arizona are accepting drop-offs. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at (http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ).

Those wishing to donate their hard drives but want to make sure that the information is securely wiped can drop off their donations at the Data Doctors Data Recovery & Forensics lab in Tempe located at 2082 E. University, Tempe, 85281, or educate themselves by visiting http://bit.ly/KKvEq.

In the Phoenix metro area, additional drop-off locations are:

  • Avnet Price Road Facility, 8700 S. Price Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (I-10 and Loop 202)
  • Henkel, 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • Honeywell, 21111 19th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85027
  • Intel, 5000 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226
  • Intel, 4800 S. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85248
  • Lockheed Martin, 1800 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338
  • One Neck, 5301 N. Pima Road #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-0263 

In the Tucson metro area, additional drop-off locations are:

  • ITT Technical Institute, 1455 West River Road, Tucson, Arizona 85704 (West of La Canada, on the south side of River Road)

About the Arizona Technology Council Foundation
The mission of the Arizona Technology Council Foundation is to provide non-profit, industry and academia grants and awards to further promote and grow technology in Arizona through the raising of funds, leadership, collaboration and innovation. 

About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is a private, not-for-profit trade association founded to connect, represent and support the state's expanding technology industry. To promote economic growth and professional development in Arizona's technology sector, the Council provides members networking opportunities, business support and access to educational forums. The Council strives to distinguish Arizona as a leader in the technology community and offer resources that are exclusive to its members. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org. You are also invited to e-mail the president and his staff, Twitter @aztechcouncil, or view the Council's Facebook, LinkedIn, or Plaxo page.

Contact Information

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