Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Plastic Containers

How much of an impact can you have on the environment? Isn’t recycling and saving energy something that only adults can do? You might be surprised to learn that you can play a huge role in making a real difference. There are things that you can do at home, at school, or even while spending time in the backyard that can help conserve energy, reduce waste, and ensure that we take good care of the environment. One of the easiest ways for kids to help is learning how to recycle. A lot of the items that you use every day can be turned into something useful when recycled. From the milk cartons or jugs in the fridge to papers from school, you can collect these items and turn them in to a recycling center to go green! Plastic bottles can be made into lawn furniture. Some milk jugs can get a new life by being made into things to play on at a local playground. But there is more to do than just recycling. Turning off the lights when you leave the house can reduce energy costs (which makes Mom and Dad happy, too). Some families start composting. This means they take things like grass clippings and leftover food and turn them into mulch to keep plants thriving. There are lots of resources available to help you learn more about green energy, how to recycle, and what to do with a used plastic bottle. You can make a real difference in your environment!

New Location and Hours!

As of 12/8/17 Oscar Winski eRecycling will no longer be taking drop-off recycling Monday thru Friday. Electronics Recycling events will be held on the 2nd Saturday of every month starting January 13th from 8:00am to 2:00pm at our new location 1449 Veterans Memorial Parkway East, Lafayette, IN 47905
Most electronics recycling is accepted FREE OF CHARGE.
However, a few electronics recycling items incur an acceptance fee.• TVs contain materials that are poisonous to humans and expensive to recover.
• Breaking down wood-based products for recycling is labor intensive.TVs
Plastic TVs (under 32″) – $25

Plastic TVs (32″ & above) – $50
Wood or Broken TVs  – $90
CRT Computer Monitors – $25

Microwaves – $20
Misc electronics with wood – $15

Certified Data Destruction
On-site/while you wait – $15
Mailed/emailed  – $10

What Happens to the Valuable Data in Your Retired Phone System?

Lately, many businesses in our community are upgrading their phone systems. VoIP Voiptechnology has certainly accelerated this trend. Whether old or new, phone systems can still contain a great deal of important and confidential data. That is why these businesses are calling Oscar Winski eRecycling.

While the old phone systems are not nearly as digitally advanced as the new ones, they may store the numbers dialed, voice mail, and speed-dial and customer lists, to name a few.


When you replace a system, what happens to the stored data? If your phone service installer takes the old system away after the new install, don’t assume they erase or destroy it.

At Oscar Winski eRecycling, we offer companies data-destruction services for phone systems, computer hard drives and most other electronic devices. In fact, our team would destroy your old phone system’s electronic data, verify that the system is clean and provide you with a certified document, stating we have properly destroyed the data according to the R2-certification standard.

So is your business considering a phone system upgrade? Call Oscar Winski eRecycling at 765.421.6005. We’d be happy to make that transition safe and easy by destroying your valuable data.

From Apple to Sony: Electronic eWaste is Built into Most HouseHold Items

Electronics are everywhere and built into many items. And the landfill does not want them. So what do you do with a bank-check sorter or hundreds of other items that get left behind as technology moves forward?

macbookDo you remember your first VCR? Was it VHS or Beta? While it was not the dawn of consumer electronics, it was probably the start of the format wars of our time. if you recall [if you are over 35] or legend has it [if you are under 35] VHS won and became the standard of choice for consumers. Since then, nearly all electronics have been in a constant battle for standards supremacy. More recently it has been BlueRay vs. HD. Again, we saw a clear winner. That left a lot of consumer electronics obsolete in a blink of an eye. Technology moves on and leaves a lot of obsolescence in its wake.

That is why it is good to have a recycler that can take the common items that made the cut and items that did not win out. As a consumer it is fairly straight forward, recycled the Betamax, the HD DVD players, and the Sega Genesis. For many businesses it is not as straight forward. Consumer behavior drives the technology businesses have to use to serve them and DVDitems that go obsolete are not always off the shelf consumer products. We recently recycled a bank check processing machine. Checks are used less and less as other methods continue to win over. The machine was over 10 feet long and weighed at least 800 lbs. Picking it up at their offices was the first hurdle. It was long and wide and we actually had to temporarily remove some of the office doors of the bank to get it out to the loading area. Once out we loaded it and brought it back for manual disassembly.