Fairfax County and Schools Partner to "E-cycle" Old Computers


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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April 1 , 2005


Fairfax County and Schools Partner to "E-cycle" Old Computers

Fairfax County residents can recycle their computers on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chantilly High School parking lot located at 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. There is a $10 fee for processing computer monitors. All other equipment is taken free of charge. The fee and the value of the donation are tax deductible.

The computers will be recycled by ServiceSource’s Keep It Green program and the Chantilly Academy, which teaches high school students vocational skills, including computer repair. As part of this event, 50 needy families have been selected to receive computers refurbished by Chantilly Academy students. Each person donating a computer will also be eligible to win a refurbished computer courtesy of the academy.

ServiceSource is a local nonprofit organization that employs individuals with disabilities. Their employees will collect all obsolete computer equipment including monitors, printers, keyboards, mice and CPUs. The equipment that is collected is either refurbished for resale or, if there is no reuse value, the equipment is dismantled and recycled for parts so that no material is sent to the landfill or incinerated.

“We are very excited to partner with the Fairfax County Public Schools, Chantilly Academy and ServiceSource to recycle computers in our community. This is truly a winning partnership in which private business is giving back to their community by supporting a valuable job program for people with disabilities and, at the same time, protecting our environment,” commented Pamela Gratton, manager for the Fairfax County Recycling Program, part of the division of Solid Waste within the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.

ServiceSource’s Keep It Green Program is headquartered on Edsall Road in Alexandria. Since the program’s inception in March 2002, ServiceSource employees have processed more than 400 tons of obsolete electronic equipment. In partnership with Computer Donation Management of Baltimore, Md., the Keep It Green Program successfully recycles this equipment while at the same time providing valued employment for people with disabilities.

For more information about the computer recycling event, contact Meredith Eisenberg with the Fairfax County Recycling Program at 703-324-5313, TTY 711, ServiceSource at 703-461-6000, TTY 711, or visit the ServiceSource Web site at www.keepitgreen.org. Recycling information is also available on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes.

 

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