SWACO's New E-Recycling Program Aims to Keep E-Waste Out of Ohio Landfills - Southeastern Data Awarded
Southeastern Data, computers and e-waste recycler with Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) will promote the collection, processing, and recycling of computers and electronic waste to district communities in Franklin County, Ohio with its new program and offer such communities the opportunity to opt-in to this contract for service.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO, February 17, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Leading e-waste e-recycler, Southeastern Data, announced that it has been awarded a contract with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) for the collection, transportation, and recycling of electronic waste from SWACO facilities and SWACO-sponsored collection events.
Southeastern Data with SWACO will promote the collection, processing, and recycling of computers and electronic waste to district communities and offer such communities the opportunity to opt-in to this contract for service.
NEW PROGRAM to SOLVE AN OLD PROBLEM
SWACOs e-waste program aligns with what Southeastern Data is all about, removing as much e-waste as possible from the solid waste disposal stream.
SWACO developed this e-waste recycling program with a mission, to provide the district communities and government entities with a simple way to remove, and recycle, as much e-waste from the solid waste disposal stream in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.
The success of this new program will be measured on the number of district communities and government entities that elect to participate, in addition to the amount of e-waste removed from the solid waste stream.
Michael Stubblebine, President of Southeastern Data, said the company was excited to be part of this joint venture. “SWACO was interested in developing an e-waste recycling program that was simple to use and available to all”. He added, “ this program aligns with what Southeastern Data is all about, removing as much e-waste as possible from the solid waste disposal stream and to recycle it in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. We are proud to be a part of this mission.”
Background and History
In May 2015, in an effort to safely remove e-waste from the municipal solid waste stream, SWACO embarked on a program to responsibly collect and recycle old, unwanted e-waste in an environmentally responsible manner. The organization then issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the collection, transportation, and processing of e-waste from SWACO facilities and from SWACO-sponsored collection events.
Based on all proposals submitted in response to the RFP, the lowest and best proposers were determined to be Southeastern Data for SWACO generated e-waste and both Southeastern Data and Goodwill Columbus for SWACO sponsored e-waste collection events.
What is e-waste?
Electronic waste, or e-waste, is one of the fastest growing waste sectors in the United States with up to 50 million tons being generated each year worldwide. As technology rapidly changes, so do electronics in the hands of consumers. E-waste includes toxic substances including mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic, and when handled improperly, these toxic chemicals may cause cancer, reproductive disorders, and numerous other health problems in humans. It is SWACO’s goal to find environmentally responsible recycling methods for e-waste in an effort to keep this material out of the landfill.
Southeastern Data provides asset management, e-recycling, and remarketing solutions to all communities, businesses, school districts, and governmental organizations. Businesses can schedule a pick up at one or more of its locations, including its new location in Columbus, Ohio by calling 1-800-810-0432 or visiting the Southeastern Data website.