Vermont state e-cycles program provides free drop-off

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Vermont state e-cycles program provides free drop-off

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 9:45am -- tim

The Vermont State E-Cycles Program provides free drop-off for the collection of computers, monitors, televisions, printers, and computer peripherals (e.g., mouse, keyboard, scanner) from Vermont Households, 501c3 Charities, School Districts and Small Businesses with 10 or fewer employees.
As of today, over 85 collection sites and special collection events have partnered with the Program, with more expected to sign up  to offer a convenient set of collection locations as required by the State Standard Plan. To date, the Program has collected more than 1.5 million pounds of recyclable electronic devices, with a goal of collecting over  three million pounds by the end of next June.
Prompted by legislation, this on-going collection Program has permanent, year-round collection locations statewide. The free service is available for Vermont covered entities to drop-off any of the specific covered devices listed above at any one of the existing locations across the state. For an up-to-date list of the locations and collection events accepting electronics under the Free Program, please visitwww.vtecycles.org and look for ‘Where Can I Recycle?’
The Northeast Resource Recovery Association and its partners, the Association of Vermont Recyclers and Good Point Recycling in Middlebury were selected from a competitive State RFP process in late April based on their ability to provide oversight and transparency to a very detailed tracking process required for the State of Vermont’s Manufacturer-funded E-Cycles Program.
 
Many recyclers are providing data destruction services to covered entities. However, it is the responsibility of the owner of the electronic device  to ensure  the security of any personal data on the device. 
 
To learn more about how to keep information on your computer safe before you drop it off at a collection location, general questions about the program, or for list of permanent collection locations  visitwww.vtecycles.org or call 1-855-6ECYCLE.