Computer recycling event at CHS

       Coronado High students will ally with four area companies in a computer recycling event for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
       Times will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CHS parking lot, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Only individually owned computers, not those from businesses, will be accepted.
       “For a flat fee of $10, people can bring as much equipment as they want,” explained Matt Dooley of the school's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Proceeds will go to District 11.
       Local technological firms in the effort will be Intel and Agilent (helping with expenses) and Earth Protection Services (handling the recycling). A firm called Waste Not will help with loading and unloading.
       Dooley said the FBLA decided to promote computer recycling for Earth Day because of environmental and social implications. “We have increasing problems with disposing of computers, the more technically based our society gets,” he said. Problems include hazardous waste from chemicals used in some computer functionality, sharp metal pieces on different parts and potential identity theft. The latter is “an increasing problem, leading to criminal “dumpster diving” to steal personal information from discarded computers, Dooley said.

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