Purdue partners with Oscar Winski in electronic disposal drive

The university is partnering with Oscar Winksi to collect used electronics such as computers, televisions and more.

Posted: Mar 31, 2018 8:42 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2018 11:42 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- Purdue is collecting used electronics to help save the environment.

The university is partnering with Oscar Winksi to focus on the importance of recycling electronics such as computers, televisions and more.

Every item donated has a specific price to dispose, depending on the type of electronic device. Purdue's Campus Master Planning and Sustainability Office's goal is for everyone to understand the dangers of improperly disposing of electronics.

Student employee Mark Rodriguez said the drive is to bring awareness to the community.

"We're focusing on the community bringing together their electronic waste to recycle it in a more sustainable manner rather than throwing it out," Rodriguez said. "This ends up in landfills, which is a pollution problem. So, if we are aiming to recycle electronics in a more sustainable manner,"

Another event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday at Harrison High School. Donation fees for the electronics will be waived for anyone who participates in the drop-off next week.

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