Electronic waste recycling days are 1-day events that can be hosted by a variety of different organizations for community outreach or service. They provide the local community with a safe method of recycling unwanted or outdated electronics.
ProTek Recycling has helped out with over 200 of these events which in some cases collect 80,000lbs of electronics or more; all of which is diverted from the existing waste stream and properly recycled. With our experience, even the largest events can run smoothly and efficiently and at minimal to no cost for the host organization.
Basics: Events are typically hosted on a Spring or Fall Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Signage indicates where cars with electronics should go to be unloaded. ProTek staff and volunteers unload the cars and all equipment is directly loaded onto ProTek trucks.
No electronics are stored on-site for any amount of time and after the event nothing is left over and the asphalt surface is kept clean and free from any damage.
Location: The events are typically held in the parking lots of the host organization, ideally near town centers or well-traveled roads. ProTek will not need to use the facilities of the host organization in any way.
Staffing: Volunteers to help at the event are welcome and encouraged. Ample volunteers tend to make the event run more smoothly and are important for roles such as traffic control and car unloading. ProTek will have employees on site, but only ProTek employees can pack the trucks for liability reasons.
Host Organizations: Anyone can host an event and we’ve worked with a variety of different groups including towns, counties, cities, youth groups, athletic clubs, schools, local businesses, and large corporations.
After the Event: All equipment collected is then properly recycled with the highest care so that nothing ends up in landfills or in the environment. To protect the personal information of people participating in the event we also erase or destroy all equipment containing saved data such as hard drives and cell phones.
If you’re interested in hosting an event and would like to know more, please contact us! We’d be happy to answer any and all questions or provide advice on how to organize and advertise such an event.
Protek is strongly committed to protecting the data of our clients. We will never view, copy, or otherwise access any data on hard drives that we receive, and we will protect any and all data containing devices from third-party access. We also provide in-house services that will completely and irrevocably destroy your data. Please view our data destruction page for a full outline of what we can do.