On April 17, 2019, Integrated Building Systems hosted its 7th annual Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drive. More than 250 people dropped off ewaste and paper shredding, which added up to over 15,000 pounds of ewaste and nearly 4,000 pounds of paper!
Area businesses and community members dropped off computers, laptops, cell phones, tube-style TVs, flat-screen monitors, printers, cables, and more.
“It’s inspiring to see so many people who want to properly dispose of their old equipment, and keep hazardous material out of our landfills,” said Chip Chapman, President of Integrated Building Systems. “This community service is really important to our team. We look forward to Earth Day every year!”
To date, Integrated Building Systems has collected 81,906 pounds of ewaste at its Earth Day events. That’s equal to 41 tons, which is about the weight of 27 cars or 12 elephants.
This year’s event partners were Royal Document Destruction, a local, family-owned paper shredding firm; RenTek, a local electronics recycling company that also provides workforce-development programs for people with barriers to employment; and Taquito’s Taco Truck.
For the first time, Integrated Building Systems also partnered with Green Columbus, a volunteer-led nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainable living, environmental education, and community involvement.
Schedule ewaste drop-off
Anyone who missed the Earth Day ewaste drive is welcome to contact Integrated Building Systems to arrange a date and time to drop off equipment.