Volunteers Rich Clark (left) and Dave Wagner help pile electronics dropped off by other Ford Motor Co. employees during a recycling event outside the Ford World Headquarters on Wednesday. This is the sixth year for the recycling event. Last year more than 1,000 employees participated.
Employees ask about the event year round and appreciate having a place they know they can dispose of unwanted electronics that protects their privacy and the environment, he added.“The equipment gets old after awhile or breaks down, and they don’t quite know what to do with it,” said Tim Rahtz, another member of the Green IT Community of Practice. Most people know electronics can contain hazardous material like mercury and lead that should be kept out of landfills. An old television, for example, could have a couple pounds of lead in it, including in the glass screen, Skielnik said.