Computer Recycling Event April 28 and 29 at Schrock Innovations
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- Written on: April 15th, 2012
Schrock Innovations believes that companies should be good stewards of the products they produce.
That is why Schrock offers to recycle computers, cell phones, and accessories at no cost. Normally monitor disposal is $15 per unit.
April 28th and 29th Schrock is taking technology recycling to a whole new level with a 2-day recycling event that will allow you to safely dispose of your old computers, phones, accessories, and cords all for FREE!
What Can I Bring?
April 28th and 29th at our Omaha or Lincoln Service Centers you can recycle your old:
- Computer Towers
- Printers / Scanners
- Keyboards / Mice
- Computer Speakers
- Cell Phones
- Extra Batteries
- CRT and LCD Monitors (limit 1 free monitor per customer)
What if I Want to Recycle More than One Monitor?
During this event, each customer is allowed to recycle one monitor for FREE. Each additional monitor is $15 to recycle.
However, during this special event for every monitor you pay to recycle we will give you a $15 Schrock Innovations gift card. At the end of the day, its as close to ABSOLUTELY FREE as you will get!
Because of logistics, we must limit each customer to 10 monitors in total. If you have more than 10 to recycle please contact us to make special arrangements.
What About My Data? Is it Safe to Recycle?
Schrock Innovations takes your personal privacy seriously.
Each and every device that has data storage of any kind (hard drive, flash memory, cell phone, etc.) will be professionally wiped by our staff BEFORE it is sent anywhere to be recycled.
A recent UK study found that 54% of all phones that were disposed of contained personal information like social network passwords, bank accounts, or phone logs.
Of the phones that contained personal data, over 80% of the people who disposed of the devices *thought* they had completely wiped them before disposing of them.
Nothing is EVER deleted from a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone until it is professionally deleted.
You can rest assured that the data on your recycled devices never leaves our Service Centers.
Why Should I Recycle my Old Electronics?
It is estimated that on average each household in the US has 3 old and outdated computers in storage. Schrock Innovations recently attended a committee meeting of the Nebraska Legislature where our State Senators expressed concern that electronic devices in our landfills were becoming a health hazard to all of us.
When you throw your old electronics in the garbage they don’t just go away. Harmful chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury are vented when these devices are crushed or placed in the landfill. These chemicals stay in the soil for decades and can pose serious human health risks including cancer.
Most people don’t recycle electronics because you have to pay companies to take your equipment. That is why Schrock Innovations is holding this event. It is free on May 21 and 22, so PLEASE make a plan in your household to set aside the old cell phones and computer gear you honestly will never use again and dispose of it safely.
Can I Bring Non-Computer or Phone Stuff to Recycle?
This event is limited to computer equipment and cell phones only. We are working with specific partners to make this event possible.
We can not accept old TVs, cable converters, VCR’s and other related items.
Special Circumstances and Advance Notice
If you are bringing in a large quantity of equipment (more than 15 total pieces) PLEASE call us and let us know you are coming. We have to make room to store the recycled equipment for up to 48 hours before it is transported (so we can pull all data storage devices).
Call Lincoln at 402-423-9595, call Omaha at 402-934-9423, or call Papillion at 402-884-0880 24 hours before you arrive with your equipment.
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