Linda Matthews-Schmidt
Johnson Space Center, Houston

RELEASE : J10-124
JSC Recycling Partnership Participates in E-Waste Recycle Event
HOUSTON – On Dec. 11, the NASA Johnson Space Center Contractor Recycling Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to the public and allows anyone in the community to dispose of all electronics in an environmentally friendly manner.

The event is sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency-certified Hewlett-Packard. The collected material will be recycled by Sims Recycling Solutions and the event will include support from other NASA JSC contractors.

“This will be the third e-waste event we have offered to the community. It’s clear from the great turnouts that there is a constant need for the proper disposal of electronics,” said Courtney Lindberg, environmental specialist for Earth Resources Technology at JSC.

There is no limit to the amount of items people can bring. Examples of accepted material, both working and nonworking, include:
  • Personal computers (includes desktop, PCs, laptops and workstations)
  • Monitors and flat panel displays
  • Printers (ink and laser)
  • All-in-Ones
  • Scanners
  • Digital cameras
  • Handheld computers
  • Cords
  • Digital entertainment & telecommunications equipment (VCRs, cell phones, portable music devices)
Unacceptable items:
  • Major appliances including microwave ovens, washers and dryers are not acceptable
  • Equipment containing radioactive materials, free-flowing liquids, chlorofluorocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, or other “hazardous wastes” as defined in and having the meaning ascribed in and listed under 40 §261.3 and the regulations promulgated hereunder, as amended from time to time
Questions about the e-waste event can be directed to NASA’s Environmental Information Line at 281-483-6207.

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