Free E-Cycling Returns to MxCC on October 22

Middlesex Community College’s Computer Club is taking part in Connecticut’s statewide CT Public Higher Education Make a Difference Week by offering another e-cycling collection event. Anyone with old or unused electronics are invited to bring them to MxCC’s lower parking lot at 100 Training Hill Road on the Middletown campus for free, safe, environmentally sensitive disposal on Wednesday, October 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A wide variety of computers, iPods, televisions, radios and other electronics will be accepted for recycling. Please note that air conditioners, washers, dryers, refrigerators, lightbulbs, or household batteries cannot be accepted. At the end of the day, all items will be picked up by Green Monster e-Cycling of West Hartford, and fully recycled for parts and re-harvesting of precious metals (for computers, the company first destructs all data stored on hard drives).

During the e-cycling event, MxCC’s Computer Club students will be collecting voluntary donations for its annual computer giveaway contest. As part of this program, students purchase a computer that are donated to fellow MxCC students in need.

Green Monster e-Cycling has a strict zero-landfill policy, meaning all items it collects are broken down into basic components and passed on to refineries and smelters where precious metals are harvested. By-products of all electronic components are eventually added to items such as concrete, fence posts, or glass. Green Monster partners only with EPA-compliant leaders in the downstream recycling industry that have been audited.

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( www.mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.