WingSwept held its third annual Technology Spring Clean event on April 16, which was a huge success. Approximately 150 people and businesses came by to drop off over 20,000 pounds of technology.
Event volunteers saw computers, printers, radios, DVD players, fax machines, wire, and much more dropped off to be recycled. Some attendees participated for the first time while others have come out every year, but all were happy to get rid of their electronics properly.
The Technology Spring Clean would not be successful if not for the community and sponsors that supported the environmental cause. In the past three years, this event has diverted over 50,000 pounds from polluting landfills.
The ‘Spring Clean’ had similar results in 2010 and 2011, which is impressive considering this year’s threatening weather conditions. People were counting on the recycling event to take place, which led WingSwept to hold the event despite the possibility of rain.
For safety reasons, WingSwept and Triangle Recycling packed all the materials up early before storms came through that afternoon. Tornadoes touched down after the event lot had been vacated.