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NextStep collected 5 tons of obsolete electronics from the Springfield Community

NextStep collected 5 tons of obsolete electronics from the Springfield Community

{nl} That's 10,000 pounds! We collected:121 monitors    average lead content per unit: 5 pounds = 605 pounds of lead not deposited in our landfill15 TVs    average lead content per unit: 20 pounds = 300 pounds of lead not deposited in our landfill1 LCD screen    contains mercury in the backlightEPS foam (Styrofoam)    We collected 665 pounds of foamLaser toner cartridges    We collected 24 toner cartridges. Reusing these cartridges will save 12 gallons of oil.Inkjet cartridges    We collected 36 ink jet cartridges. Reusing these cartridges will save 31.5 gallons of oil.Our volunteer staff member, Lane County Master Recycler Tim Foelker, recognized numerous mercury switches in the skeletal remains of an old pipe organ. Thanks to his quick eye, we were able to safely remove these switches and keep them out of the recycling process. We removed 48 vacuum tubes from various electronicsWe removed 22 florescent lamps form scanners, fax machines, and lampsNextStep captured 1273 separate items! Woo wee, that was a lot of electronics! The oldest item was a sewing machine that was manufactured in 1943. The newest item was a laptop manufactured in 2005.Thanks to Lane County Master Recycler volunteers Pat Mahoney, Tim Foelker, Alex Bibacoff, Nancy Stark, Lorraine Kerwood

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