Electronic Recycling a Must for Arizona's Future: Participate in Arizona Technology Council's Free Technology Recycling Event

   Electronic Recycling a Must for Arizona's Future: Participate in Arizona
             Technology Council's Free Technology Recycling Event

Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers
collected 18,811 pounds of electronics at the October, 2012 event

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Jan. 15, 2013

PHOENIX, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A Technology Recycling Event, held
twice a year in Arizona through the Arizona Technology Council Foundation and
supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers, is a resounding answer to a
distress call from our future. Thanks to Arizona's contributing businesses and
consumers, this community effort continues to be a success.

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Those wishing to address the issue of electronic waste can participate by
safely disposing computer, manufacturing and other electronic equipment at
major drop-off locations located throughout the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas
or ANY Arizona Data Doctors locations in the state including Tucson and
Flagstaff. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at
http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ. Receipts for tax donation purposes will be
available at all locations

Drop-off Dates, Locations and Times:
The following Phoenix metro area drop-off locations are accepting donations on
Saturday, January 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  oHenkel, 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  oHoneywell, 21111 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
  oIntel, 4500 S. Dobson Road, Chandler 85248
  oLockheed Martin - 1300 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338
  oOne Neck IT Services, 5301 N. Pima Road #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-0263
  oAll Data Doctors locations (until 5:00 p.m.)

The following Tucson drop-off locations are participating at various dates and
times listed below:

  oThursday, January 24, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, January 25, 7:00
    a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open to the public: Texas Instruments in the Williams
    Centre, 5411 S. Williams Blvd., Tucson, AZ
  oMonday, January 21 – Friday, January 25, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For tenants
    only, not open to the public: UA Tech Park, 9030 West Building, Suite 100,
    North side, Tucson, AZ
  oAll Data Doctors locations during operating hours

The electronic equipment and components acceptable for drop-off includes
personal computers, computer peripherals, networking equipment, main frames,
servers, point-of-sale equipment, printers, audio/visual and telecom devices,
surplus metals, wire, cable and power strips. Miscellaneous electronic items
such as test and/or lab equipment are also acceptable.

"Our Foundation has chosen to take on the important work of increasing the
collection and responsible recycling of used electronics," said Steven
Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "This program
provides a service for all Arizona citizens to have their older computer and
electronic equipment picked up and recycled twice a year at no cost."

Those wishing to donate their hard drives but want to make sure that the
information is securely wiped can drop off their donations at the Data Doctors
Data Recovery & Forensics lab in Tempe located at 725 S Rural Rd #107, Tempe
85281, or educate themselves by visiting http://bit.ly/KKvEq.

All donated equipment will be handled through the Arizona Technology Council
Foundation's TechTerra Program in partnership with Westech Recyclers. As part
of that program, a portion of the equipment is donated statewide to support
Arizona educational programs.

"Reusing and recycling electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids
air and water pollution," said Tom Holland, business development manager,
Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. "Westech
Recyclers has assisted thousands of companies in safely and efficiently
recycling their unwanted computer, electronic and medical equipment."

About the Arizona Technology Council Foundation
The Arizona Technology Council Foundation is dedicated to further promoting
and growing technology in Arizona through the raising of funds, leadership,
collaboration and innovation.The Foundation is home to Science, Engineering,
Technology and Math (STEM) programs including getSTEM™-az , the Arizona
SciTech Festival, the Arizona Middle School Science Bowl and the Arizona
Science & Engineering Fair. In addition, The Foundation is home to the Arizona
Innovation Institute and the Tech Terra Recycling program.

About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for
science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional
business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of
technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social
action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational
forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers,
employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These
interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses
and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more
about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit

For more information please contact:
Media contact:                Organization contact:
Linda Capcara                 Steven G. Zylstra
Global Connect Communications Arizona Technology Council
lcapcara@globalconnectpr.com szylstra@Arizonatechcouncil.org
(480) 229 -7090               (602) 343-8324 x 104

SOURCE Arizona Technology Council

Website: http://www.aztechcouncil.org
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