OptiMed Kicks Off E-Waste Campaign for August

Approximately 200,000 tons of solid waste are generated annually in the U.S. and more than one percent of that waste is from electronic equipment. While electronic waste is only a small percentage of the total solid waste collected, it accounts for 70% of the heavy metals that end up in landfills.recycle-29227_1280

To help reduce this statistic and become better environmental stewards, OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy will be collecting “all things electronic” throughout the month of August.

The public is invited to take part in this earth-friendly initiative by dropping off their electronic waste at OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy’s national headquarters, 6480 Technology Avenue, Suite A,  Kalamazoo. A collection box will be located in our front lobby.

Below is a list of electronics that will be accepted:

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT:
Desktop & Laptop Computers
Tower Computers
Printers
Keyboards
Mice
Cords & cables
Scanners/Fax Machines
Hard Drives
CD-ROMs
Docking Stations
Modems and WI-FI routers
Network switches

OFFICE EQUIPMENT:
Telephones
Overhead Projectors
Banking Equipment
Servers
Mainframes
Power Network Cables
Controllers
Network hubs and switches
Routers and firewalls
Terminals
Copy machines (service fee applies)

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT:
Medical Equipment with NO BIO Hazards
Industrial Equipment
Test Equipment
Printed Circuit Boards
Insulated Wire
Motors
Electrical Panels
All Metal

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS:
Cell Phones
DVD Players
CD Players
Tape Players
PDAs
Gaming Consoles & Peripherals
Radios
Stereos
VCRs
Small Household Appliances
Microwaves
Calculators
Remote Controls
Camera

No televisions or LCD screens will be accepted at this time.

Electronic waste will be collected at OptiMed headquarters at the end of August by Schupan & Sons, a full-service electronics recycler based in Kalamazoo. For more information, call OptiMed at 877-232-2857.

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