WingSwept’s Second Annual Technology Spring Clean took place on April 17, which was a beautiful day in Garner. People and businesses of Garner, Raleigh, Clayton and surrounding areas were enthusiastic to drop off old technology equipment to recycle that would otherwise pollute landfills and clutter their home or office.
The event was exponentially bigger than the last with over 22,000 pounds of electronic equipment collected. The average drop off around 150 pounds of technology that was unwanted, and often unusable and outdated.
For two years in a row, participants have been shocked at how easy and pain-free the drop off process has been. WingSwept, the event holder and local information technology company, will continue to hold the recycling event around Earth Day every year as a convenient service to the community.
Items collected included CPUs, monitors, printers, keyboards, hard drives, wires and much more. WingSwept witnessed the shredding of the 23 pounds of hard drives that were received in order to protect private data of participants, while the rest was properly handled by Triangle Recycling.
WingSwept would like to thank the community and the following sponsors responsible for the success of the Technology Spring Clean: Triangle Recycling, Garner Chamber of Commerce, The Garner Citizen, McDonald’s, Town of Garner, Jones Insurance Agency, S&A Cherokee, Garner Rotary Club and Turner Farms Self Storage.
Keep your eyes and ears out for the announcement of next year’s event, or check the event’s website at www.wingswept.com/recycle.