Computer Recycling Program Collects 85 Tons in 2008!
by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.
Students In Training is a community based program established in Salisbury, North Carolina, that allows upper elementary, middle school, high school, and university students to learn about computers under the supervision of certified professionals. Working in donated space after normal school hours, under the mentorship of community volunteers and some paid staff, the students collect or are given discarded computers which are reused or torn apart and the components reused or recycled.
During 2008, the program collected more than 85 tons (up from 45 tons in 2007) of computers, printers, and accessories such as wireless routers, hubs, printers,…