Quarterly University of Hawaii eWaste Pick-Up Program
Here you will find basic information concerning this systemwide recycling program along with links to representatives who can provide specific directions for preparation of UH-owned equipment at each campus collection point.
- There is no charge for recycling, however the program is for UH equipment ONLY; no personal or public eWaste.
- Pickup of obsolete equipment is slated during the months of January, April, July, and October each year.
- Although the program is sponsored courtesy of Apple, all brands of electronics are accepted. List of acceptable equipment.
- All equipment collected through the program will be recycled domestically in the United States in an environmentally responsible way; none of the commodity materials or byproducts of the recycling process are shipped outside of North America.
- A Certificate of Destruction will be provided when the destruction of the equipment is completed.
- You should ensure that any hard drives being recycled have been cleansed of all sensitive data. For comprehensive information concerning clearing of data refer to the AskUs article Recycling Electronic Devices Securely.
- You are encouraged to advertise equipment for reuse on the UH Electronic Swap Meet prior to recycling.
- All equipment must be processed per the Disposal Guidelines For Unused UH Computer Equipment.
- Hawaii Community College
- University of Hawaii at Hilo (Nonparticipant)
- Kauai Community College
- Honolulu Community College
- John A. Burns School of Medicine
- Kapiolani Community College
- Leeward Community College
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Hawaii West Oahu
- Windward Community College
Due to the rapid advancement of technology, electronic equipment is the largest growing category of solid waste. According to Consumer Reports over 130 million cell phones are discarded each year in the U.S. alone; it's also estimated that nearly 2 in 10 consumers disposed of a desktop computer or monitor in the past year by throwing them in the trash. These statistics point to the possibility that our planets landfills may end up being contaminated from harmful chemicals contained in electronic waste (eWaste).
Through sponsorship of Apple, the university has been able to sponsor Earth-friendly government/public drop-off recycling programs such as Hawaii’s Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days 2012; any future dates for drop-off recycling of electronics through the university will be announced at that programs webpage.