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RTP Electronics Recycling Day




7:00 AM - 6:00 PM


The Research Triangle Park

The Environment@rtp Committee organizes semi-annual electronics recycling days for employees of RTP Companies.  To date, this program has recycled 557,429 pounds (279 tons) of e-waste from employees of the Park. 


The next electronics recycling day organized by Environment@rtp for employees of Park companies will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Park Point (formerly known as Nortel's Gateway Facility) in RTP.

Acceptable Materials:

    * Computer systems/monitors/peripherals (limit 3 systems per RTP employee)
    * CRT Televisions 27”or smaller (no consoles), flat panel televisions
    * Mercury thermometers/thermostats
    * Stereo/audio equipment
    * Desktop copiers/faxes
    * Cell phones
    * VCRs or DVD players

Materials Not Accepted:

    * CRT Televisions larger than 27”
    * Smoke detectors
    * Large Appliances
    * Office equipment (e.g. large copiers)
    * Other non-residential equipment
    * All other household hazardous waste

Please Note:
You must download and bring a completed Event Form.

A one page flyer is available for printing and displaying at your worksite.   

Charitable Donation Opportunities:
A lot of the materials collected at the event are recycled. However, our partner group, Kramden Institute, Inc., collects, refurbishes and donates PCs to less-advantaged students in NC. Kramden is specifically looking for laptops (1GHz or faster with power supply), PCs, LCD displays, laptop and desktop hard drives >= 20 GB, RAM >= 256MB and USB thumb/flash drives. Kramden will be on site to take these donations of eligible equipment and to pull RAM and hard drives from machines that would otherwise not be donated to students through their program. Donors of eligible equipment may receive tax donation receipts. For more information visit


Park Point (formerly Nortel's Gateway Facility) in RTP 
4001 E. Chapel Hill Nelson Hwy (Hwy 54)
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Directions:  From I-40 E or W take the Davis Drive exit and turn left at the end of the ramp.  Take a left onto Hwy. 54.  At the first traffic light, take a left into Nortel and follow the signs to the event.