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Re: STAPLES STORES WILL TAKE OLD COMPUTERS FOR REUSE ANDRECYCLINGFEB. 17 & 18 2002



The news of free computer equipment recycling/disposal is great, but the lack of details and preparation is very scary. I called a local store manager this morning and learned that he has not received any information from Staples' corporate folks. Do they know that they could be inundated with tens of thousands of pounds of unwanted electronics each day of the collection?

Does anyone have any more details? A corporate contact to warn Staples of the impending doom and to urge Staples to delay the collection to allow time for local resource people to work with corporate folks and local store managers to coordinate a better offering. I can envision Staples corporate folks contracting with regional computer recycling services to provide collection containers (pallets, gaylord boxes, and possibly semi-tractor trailers) and make milk run pickups from local stores at the end of each collection day. In turn, local recycling coordinators would generally be pleased to organize volunteers and help with promotion.

Steve Leuty
Recycling Coordinator
Kalamazoo County
201 W KALAMAZOO AVE
KALAMAZOO MI 49007
tele: 616-384-8110
fax: 616-383-8862
e-mail: scleut@kalcounty.com

"You must become the change you wish to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi

>>> "Stephanie C. Davis" <scd18@wastereductionremedies.com> 02/12/02 09:08PM >>>
STAPLES STORES WILL TAKE OLD COMPUTERS
FOR REUSE AND RECYCLING FEB. 17 & 18

Staples, which operates more than 1,400 "superstores" for office
supplies, will accept computer equipment for reuse and recycling at its
stores nationwide this Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18
(Presidents' Day).  Individuals and businesses can bring in their old
computer equipment, including monitors and hard drives.  There is no
charge for this service.  Through a partnership with Gifts in Kind
International, computers will be refurbished and given to children's
organizations in communities across the country.  Computers that are
unable to be rebuilt "will be recycled responsibly to generate reusable
materials," according to the press release.


To find the locations of Staples stores, see their website at:

http://www.staples.com   Click on "Find a Store" at the top.

If you click on "United States" and give your city or zip code, it will find
the closest stores, and will give their address and phone number.  To
confirm store hours and whether they will accept a certain type of
computer equipment (especially anything unusual), people can call the
store directly.


People who bring in old computer equipment to Staples during this event
can receive a $100 savings on a new computer with an Intel Pentium 4
processor, or $20 off a purchase of $100 or more for other Staples
products purchased during those two days.


              Stephanie C. Davis
       WASTE REDUCTION REMEDIESSM
                510/527-8864
  ScD18@WasteReductionRemedies.com 

On Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays I can regularly be found at :

      Sutter Delta Medical Center
Quality Management / Infection Control
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           DavisSt@sutterhealth.org 
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 Where I am the Infection Control Coordinator,
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