2nd Annual Flowers for Towers Event

by | Apr 17, 2015 | Blog

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Do you have an old computer that is sitting in your garage collecting dust? Is your broken laptop moonlighting as a table coaster? If so, Flowers for Towers is going to be your kind of event. iPoint Technologies is announcing the 2nd annual Flowers for Towers event. An event where we are asking you to drop off your e-waste with us, and we will recycle it for you.

iPoint has partnered with I.T. Refresh, a local e-waste recycler, to recycle your unwanted or unused computer equipment. First things first, I.T. Refresh will make sure to securely wipe all of your old data (or destroy equipment that cannot be wiped) before we recycle or repurpose it, so you don’t have to worry about any important data being lost or put into the wrong hands. In return for your old equipment, we will give you a gift certificate to the Fort Collins Nursery. The best part is, there is no cost to you.

Why should I recycle my e-waste?

20-50 million metric tons of e-waste is thrown into landfills worldwide each year. That waste contributes to 70% of toxic waste in landfills. If those statistics weren’t enough to consider, e-waste contains serious toxins such as mercury, as well as precious minerals like gold, copper and silver. It also takes around 539 pounds of fossil fuels, 48 chemicals and 1.5 tons of water to create just one computer.

By recycling your old computers, we can help to mitigate landfill waste and cut down on the carbon footprint it takes to make computers.

What was our impact last year & what do you accept?

In iPoint’s first Flowers for Towers event, we collected over 315 machines, saving our local landfills from some serious toxic waste. This year, we expect the turn out to be even bigger.

We WILL accept PC’s laptops, servers, printers. We will NOT accept monitors.

Please bring your old electronic equipment to iPoint Technologies (135 w Swallow Rd. Bldg. A) April 22nd – 24th from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information, go to our website https://ipoint-tech.com/flowers-for-towers/ or check out our radio interview http://tri1025.com/need-to-get-rid-of-old-computers-flowers-for-towers-makes-it-free-on-earth-day-video.