Electronics recycling is important to decrease contamination of our landfills, while also maximizing the reuse of non-renewable resources. Unfortunately, electronics recycling is generally not easy to do, and the importance is often unknown.
To increase awareness, The Grove properties and Campus Crest Corporate participated in the first annual Donate the Dead E-waste Drive, collecting 994 items, ranging from cellphones, receivers, remote controls, and computers.
Once the competition was over, each property manager contacted their local recycling center to properly salvage these goods. This winner of this educational event was The Grove Moscow property, located in Moscow, Idaho.
“We seek to decrease toxic materials in landfills and maximize reuse/recycling of non-renewable resources,” said Ted Rollins, co-founder and CEO of Campus Crest Communities. “From a social perspective, we want to inform residents about the importance of electronics recycling and tangible ways to properly dispose of these items at the end of their useful life.”