The Marshall University Sustainability Department will host technology recycling and greenhouse installation events on the Huntington campus this week.
The technology recycling event will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, on Buskirk Field on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Community members are encouraged to drop off old phones, tablets, laptops, computers, printers, flat-screen monitors and more. Televisions will not be accepted. Please note that if an item is tagged as being owned by Marshall University, it must go through the MU Yard Sale and cannot be brought to the Nov. 17 event. Individuals can also contact www.marshall.edu/recycling with special recycling pick-up requests.
Volunteers are needed to help finish installation of a hoop house style greenhouse from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the university’s Student Gardens, located behind Career Services near the corner of 17th Street and 5th Avenue.
Eve Marcum-Atkinson, interim manager of the Sustainability Department, said the departments hosts events like these to do their part to keep our campus and community a little greener.
“By recycling our waste, including old technology, we reduce our impact on the environment, while fostering green industry growth,” she said. “By choosing local food options, we support area farmers and small businesses, while reducing our carbon footprint. By growing our own food, and using organic methods, we can improve our health and save money, while keeping our soil and water table healthy, as well. Everything we do does make a difference.”
For those who miss the campus events, Marcum-Atkinson said the Cabell County Solid Waste Authority and Goodwill will also host their Fall Electronics Recycling Event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the West End Goodwill facility located at 525 19th St. W. in Huntington. Items accepted will include computers, monitors, keyboards, tablets, mice, towers, printers, cords, scanners, cell phones, flash drives and all computer accessories. Small electrical appliances also will be accepted, including hair dryers, microwaves, toasters and lamps. Flat-screen televisions will be accepted, but no tube-type televisions are permitted.
For more information, contact Marcum-Atkinson at 304-696-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about future events hosted by the Sustainability Department, visit www.marshall.edu/sustainability.