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Oscar Winski Expands Community Recycling Initiative

Introduces eRecycling, Partners With Purdue, Ivy Tech, K-12 Schools

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA—One year after launching a school and community engagement initiative to increase awareness of and participation in metals recycling, Oscar Winski Company has expanded its education program to bring Oscar Winski eRecycling to area elementary and high schools, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College.

The company’s year-round community efforts now engage students of all ages and encourage both recycling and e-recycling—the latter of which specifically involving safe and secure disposal of the hazardous materials found in computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. Containers placed at area schools and campuses, including residence halls at Purdue, simplify recycling for students and their families, while special recycling days draw attention to the need to safely handle electronics.

Tours of the Oscar Winski facility help elementary-school students understand what happens to recycled electronics and metals, while a partnership with Ivy Tech gives college students hands-on experience in the business of recycling.

“Our advanced manufacturing and industrial technology programs have partnered with Oscar Winski Company on several projects,” said Dottie Larson, director of Career Services for Ivy Tech Community College. “This gives our students an opportunity to enhance their learning and see their ideas and hard work come to life.”

Since the launch of Oscar Winski Company’s eRecycling division late last year, the company has recycled more than 157,000 pounds of electronics. Their education initiative continues to grow, with plans for an increased presence on local college campuses.

“Today’s students truly understand the value of sustainability through responsible electronics recycling, and they have the potential to make a tremendous environmental impact for the rest of their lives,” said Thom Davis, general manager of Oscar Winski eRecycling. “Oscar Winski’s job is to nurture that awareness and remove barriers as we make e-recycling more convenient than ever.”

As a part of its ongoing community education efforts, Oscar Winski Company will hold several events this month at area schools, including:

April 21:Electronics and metal recycling day, West Lafayette high schools

April 22:Electronics recycling day, Purdue University (in conjunction with Boiler Green)

Correct recycling of electronics keeps hazardous materials out of landfills, reduces carbon emissions produced from new manufacturing, helps to conserve precious metals and protects personal data. A complete listing of electronic items accepted by Oscar Winski is available at OscarWinski.com/eRecycling or by calling 765.421.6005.

Oscar Winski eRecycling is a full-service electronics recycling facility, R2-certified for proper downstream material stewardship in electronics disposal. From its location in Lafayette, Indiana, Oscar Winski eRecycling accepts virtually anything in the residential and business electronics stream, including old computers, laptops, cell phones and more.

Oscar Winski eRecycling is a division of Oscar Winski Company, “the complete metals company,” which also operates its Oscar Winski Metals Recycling division—a full-service ferrous and nonferrous metals salvage facility—and its Lafayette Steel & Aluminum sales division—an ISO 9001-2000 certified steel and aluminum service center.

For more information, contact: Oscar Winski Company, 2407 North 9th Street, P.O. Box 4337, Lafayette, Indiana 47903, 765.742.1102, www.OscarWinski.com/