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FundingFactory Kicks Off E-Waste Recycling Program for Universities

FundingFactory has launched an electronics waste recycling program for higher education. The program, CollectED, and pays institutions for certain recycled gear, like inkjet cartridges, tablets, and phones.

CollectED is free for participating institutions, and FundingFactory provides promotional materials. E-waste gear that can earn campuses cash include:

  • Inkjet cartridges (up to $2.60 per cartridge);
  • Laser toner cartridges (up to $12.80 per cartridge);
  • Cell phones and tablets (up to $300 per device);
  • Cameras (up to $3);
  • MP3 players (up to $65);
  • GPS systems ($3 undamaged);
  • Headphones ($0.10 per set); and
  • Laptops (up to $10).

The minimum for any type of device is $0.10. A complete list of products for which universities can earn cash can be found on FundingFactory's Qualifying List page.

"As sustainability becomes a primary focus for colleges and universities, disposing of electronic waste in a safe and efficient manner is of upmost importance to eco-minded student bodies around the country," said CollectED Channel Development Manager Conor MacDowell in a prepared statement. "CollectED offers a 100 percent free recycling solution for electronic waste, while also providing promotional materials to support each school's collection program and ensure minimal divergence of recyclable material."

Complete details can be found on FundingFactory's CollectED portal.

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