EWAP Final Report

Hello all!

As The Electronic Waste Awareness Project finally comes to a close for 2020 (ie my grant report is due), I would like to present a final summary of all the items collected and recycled through the program.

Total Items Collected: 39

Total Items returned for direct Reuse: 2 (brought to Goodwill for resale, could have diverted more working electronics to Goodwill if items had been discarded with remotes/cables)

Total Items fit for repair/recycling (and possibly reuse): 39

~900 lbs of waste diverted from landfill

Environmental benefit – definitely

Item Breakdown

  • 19 TVs
  • 5 Printers
  • 5 Computer Monitors
  • 3 DVD Players
  • 2 Computers
  • 2 laptops
  • 1 CD Player
  • 1 Amp
  • 1 Modem
  • 1 Speaker
  • 1 Computer Cooler

Brand Breakdown

  • Dell – 6 items
  • Samsung -3 items
  • LG -3 items
  • Panasonic – 3 items
  • Sony – 2 items
  • Intertek – 2 items
  • HP – 2 items
  • Emerson – 2 items
  • Other – Insignia, Lenovo, Epson, Canon, Brother, RCA, Haier, Vizio, Dinex, Hisense, Ubee, Kenwood, Sharp Liquid Crystal (one item each)

What does this tell us?

These companies would do well to educate their customers about reuse, repair, and recycling options. Retailers could also play a part in this education. Customers purchasing TVs in particular need to be educated on where to take these items once they are done with them. More convenient disposal options might help increase recycling rates and reduce illegal dumping.

Master Spreadsheet (for those that enjoy that sort of thing)

ComputersMonitorsTVsPrintersLaptopsOther
Dell  Vostro PC – Windows 7 hom e prem OA – mailed to Dell for recyclingLG Flatron E2211PU-BN
12 lbs
Sony LCD color tv model no: klv-s19A10 (HEAVY) serial no 7016499
30 lbs
HP printer – photosmart C4600 Series
11 lbs
Lenovo laptop – Thinkpad T430s and charger
4 lbs
Panasonic dvd player, DVD-S27
5lbs
Dell Optiplex Sx270, model no: DCT
~15lbs mailed to dell for recycling
Dell monitor and keyboard – model no. 1504 fp – mailed to dell for recycling
20lbs
Insignia LCD tv model no NS-L 19Q-10A – mailed to Dell for recycling
10 lbs
Epson Printer Stylus NX300 model C362A
13 lbs
Dell
Inspiron 15-3521
6lbs
Sony DVD player/Video Casette Recorder Model No – SLV-D300P
10 lbs
Dell- model no 1702fp Rev A01 17”
17lbs
RCA 32” HDV LED TV Model No – RT3205-C
15 lbs
Printer – Canon- TS6020
14 lbs
Emerson DVD Player – Model # EWD7004 (1800-256-2487 for help with operating) – mailed to dell for reycling
3 lbs
LG Monitor, 38″ x 23″ 43UF6430 Model No: 43UF6430-4B
21 lbs
LG 32 LC2DU Model No: 32LC2DU-UE AUSLLJM
40 lbs
Brother, Worksmart Series, MFC-J680DW
20 lbs
Cooler Master haf 392
30 lbs
Dell Model No: 1905FP
~20 lbs
Vizio E321ME
20 lbs took to goodwill – works
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-one series Regulatory Model No. SNPRB-1204-02, appears to work, turns on, out of ink
12 lbs
Samson – servo-170 studio amplifier 85 watt stereo –
30 lbs
Intertek – LE Super4 X43 Pro – LED Tv – 38” X 23”
~40lbs
     Maybe the brand is called – Le Shi Zhi Xin Electronic Technology (Tianjin) Limited
Kenwood Compact Disc Player SL16 XS8, “Kenwood Multiple CD Player” CD-204, 1BIT dual D/A converter
Samsung – Standard Telvision Receiving Apparatus Model Code UN32J5003AFXZA Version No LS03
15 lbs
Ubee Interactive Corp. TWC Model: DVW32CB – Wireless Modem
Panasonic High Definition Plasma Television, model TH-42PX600U
70 lbs
Speaker Intertek Listed 3044275 CA3554
Haier Model: 32E2000 TFT-LED LCD Colour Television Receiver
15 lbs
Sharp Liquid Crystal TV Model LC-32D43U Serial no: 711851587
30lbs
Panasonic = Plasma HDTV Model No:TC-P42S1
60 lbs
Emerson – Funai Corporation – Model No: LC391EM3*
Hisense LED LCD TV Model No 65R6E3
40 lbs
RCA Model No. L26HD32D**26″ x18″ Serial No. 196EH29Y May 2008
722565A063SH…works, has remote
20 lbs
Samsung Model No. LN40B550K1F Model Code LN40B550K1FXZA S/N AUD03CLSA00365M*** 39″ x 2ft, works, no remote Version AA04
40 lbs
Hisense Model No. 32D12 Item:D12-WX01A WLCH032D1201446 Manufacture Date 6/03 Works, no note about disposal on TV 18″x 30″
Dynex DX-32L 100A13
20lbs
samsung
UN50RU7100F
30 lbs
Insignia 32in LED Tv model no: 32D220NA18
~10 lbs
E-waste Collected from Streets March-October 2020

Where were these items recycled:

  • Goodwill – for items in working order that include all necessary cords, cables, and remotes
  • Staples – can bring most electronics under a certain dimensions, monitors for free, tvs for a charge
  • Best Buy – monitors and TVs for $29.99 fee each item, 2/customer/day
  • Dell trade-in/mailback
  • GreenChip E-waste and ITAD Solutions – offers free e-waste drop off

Other Resources

  • Samsung takeback
  • Samsung also offers free mail in recycling – https://www.oemtakeback.com/
  • Eco-cell – free recycling for cell phones, smartphones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, tablets, Apple\Android watches, bluetooth, tablets. GPS, MP3 players, e-readers, digital cameras, handheld gaming systems and the accessories that come with them

Next Steps/Reflections

It became abundantly clear to me that engaging with local legislators and representatives is a worthwhile pursuit in the effort to establish more wide-reaching e-waste collection programs. I reached out to my local councilman (James Van Bramer) a few months ago to see if he was aware of the e-waste dumping issue and/or had any thoughts on the matter and have not yet heard back. Will keep you posted. Something I wish I would have done is extend e-waste collection services to my building by posting a flyer in the mail room. That would have been easy enough to coordinate and who knows how many items are being stockpiled within these walls. Next time!

Thank you for reading,

Kelly

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