Used Mobile Phones Support Technology Education by KidsTek at High Tech Early College
Denver, CO, November 6, 2014 — Lifespan, a local e-Stewards certified electronics recycling company, will be co-hosting an America Recycles Day event on Saturday, November 15th from 10am-2pm with DPS’s High Tech Early College (HTEC). The event is open to the public, and drop-offs of many types of used electronics such as mobile devices, desktop computers, laptops, monitors, printers, and more will be accepted (see associated list of acceptable items or visit www.lifespantechnology.com/e-waste-recycling-event/ for more info).
Cell phones and mobile devices of all types and any age will be “cashed in” to create a donation to KidsTek, a Denver non-profit dedicated to increasing the technology literacy of students at Colorado’s highest-needs schools. Other electronics can be dropped off at no charge, except for TVs and monitors, which will cost $10 each due to the high cost of recycling these.
The event will be held in the parking lot of High Tech Early College (HTEC), located at 11200 E 45th Ave, Denver (just northwest of I-70 & Peoria) from 10am – 2pm. Residents of the Denver metro area are encouraged to bring their used electronics for recycling.
Lifespan is e-Stewards certified, assuring consumers of proper recycling of all of the material. The company is also certified for secure data destruction, which means that any hard drive or other data storing device will be handled securely properly destroyed. There will be a hydraulic hard drive crushing machine on hand to demonstrate one of the ways hard drives can be destroyed.
HTEC is a Denver Public Schools innovation high school in the far Northeast region, which provides students with a comprehensive pathway to college and career readiness. htec.dpsk12.org
KidsTek provides after-school computer programs and technology certification-earning programs for K-12 Colorado students. They offer greater opportunities for student success through hands-on training in the technology basics that students need to keep up with modern educational and employer expectations. KidsTek programs are currently offered at HTEC. www.kidstek.org
Founded in 2002, Lifespan provides electronic asset retirement services nationwide, and maintains the highest standards and certifications for environmental protection and ethical business practices. With this event, Lifespan continues its commitment to the support of the communities in which it operates, with a special focus on education and ensuring that children have access to computers for learning. www.lifespantechnology.com
Liz Reyes HTEC 720-424-2450 Liz_reyes@dpsk12.org