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Quarterly University of Hawai‘i 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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Program Requirements

Contacts

Hawai‘i Island

Kaua‘i

Maui

O‘ahu

Recycling Responsibly



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 planet‘s 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 Hawai‘i’s Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days 2012; any future dates for drop-off recycling of electronics through the university will be announced at that program‘s webpage.