Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL! AISD-wide Earth Day fundraiser & E-Waste Recycling Drive

AISD Community Electronic Waste Recycling Drive 
School Volunteer Information 
Celebrate Earth Day EARLY 
April 20, 2013 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Austin ISD is teaming up with ERT and ARC to help its families and the surrounding communities to dispose of electronic waste responsibly by introducing the AISD Community Electronic Waste Recycling Program. This effort, supported by Austin ISD’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC), will have the following benefits:
Supports Austin ISD’s vision to encourage everyone to take responsibility for our environment.
Provides learning opportunities for students that support healthy and natural environments for current and future generations.
Enables e-waste materials to be converted into cash revenue that goes directly back to schools.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recycling drive is for community donations only. All school property should be disposed of through Austin ISD’s internal Electronic Disposal, Recycling and Asset Recovery Program managed by the Central Warehouse.

The kick-off event will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in celebration of Earth Day. Participating schools in the district will host outdoor drop-off stations. Families and other community members (including local businesses) are encouraged to drop off their unwanted computers, laptops, monitors, printers, cellphones, etc. for the benefit of the schools. Adult and student volunteers supervised by ARC/ERT personnel will operate the collection stations. Ongoing collection dates will be scheduled during the school year.

ERT certifies that 100% of all materials collected will be recycled and not end up in our landfills. After expenses, schools will earn 25% of the returns on marketable recyclables (working technology items less than 5 years old). For example, this means that a 4 x 4 foot, 300 lb. pallet of PCs or laptops could potentially yield revenue of up to $200. Depending on the types of e-waste materials collected, a school could earn up to $2000 in one weekend. Austin Independent School District

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