Start your spring cleaning by recycling unused electronics, scrap metal, appliances and paper at the Saint Louis University 2017 E-Waste/ShredMania Collection Drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 31.
Help SLU meet its goal to take first place in the electronic competition of Recyclemania. Last year, SLU took second place in the nation during the competition, collecting 90,891 lbs. or over 45 tons of electronic equipment.
In addition to the e-waste collection, SLU also hosts ShredMania, a shredding event in order to maximize the amount of paper that can be recycled during the RecycleMania competition.
The drive is sponsored by SLU’s Facilities Services Division in partnership with the Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) and Shred-It. The drive is part of the University’s SLUstainability program in conjunction with the 2017 Recyclemania competition (an intercollegiate recycling competition between regional and national colleges and universities).
Items can be dropped off for free at the Fred Weber Parking Lot adjacent to Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Avenue. Volunteers will be available to help unload donations. Accepted items include:
Electronic Recycling Items
Appliance Recycling Items
All appliances, large and small (blenders to refrigerators, stoves/microwaves, washers/dryers, water heaters or dishwashers) can be recycled. MRC is certified for Freon removal.
Shredding Recycling Items
All types of paper, invoices, bank statements, medical records, contracts, credit card receipts, etc.
Note that staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc. do not need to be removed before shredding occurs.
Prescription Drug Disposal
The Department of Public Safety will also be on hand to collect unwanted and or unused drugs. This take-back event will provide an opportunity to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction.
Controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances will be collected. Any solid dosage form of pharmaceutical products, such as tablets and capsules, in consumer containers may be accepted. Small (pint size) bottles of cough syrups may be disposed of if properly sealed.
Illicit substances such as marijuana or heroin are not a part of this initiative and are prohibited.
Needles, inhalers and other compressed air cylinders will not be accepted.