March went out like a lion for the St. Lawrence College Green Team’s e-waste recycling drive. Members of the Green Team were on site at the college on Saturday, March 28 to accept donations from the general public. After a winter of bitter cold temperatures, it seems Cornwall residents were anxious to purge the e-waste collecting in garages, attics and basements.
The Green Team filled the bin. The students worked hard to ensure the success of the project and did an excellent job balancing their studies with the project demands. The weight has been recorded at 4.39 tonnes of electronic waste collected and properly disposed of.
“I think we’ve done really well,” says outgoing Green Team President Mesha Boyer. Drop-offs on Saturday exceeded the capacity of the bin and required that Lafleche Environmental Inc. deliver a second bin on Monday morning to accommodate the overflow.
While March 28 marked the official end to the e-waste campaign, the graduating students have passed the baton on to a group of dedicated Environmental Technician students who are returning in September.
The Green Team is still accepting e-waste until April 17 with a few changes. Most important to note: there is no weekend collection. Any e-waste can be left by the big, blue bin at the rear of the college, west parking lot, weekdays from 8am to 4pm.
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About the SLC Green Team
The Green Team is SLC Cornwall’s campus organization for the promotion of sustainable and eco-friendly living. Open to all students, the Green Team primarily attracts the interest of students in SLC’s Environmental Technician program. This provides the organization with a solid scientific framework to promote alternatives and solutions to the ecological problems facing our society today.