Area Residents Invited to E-Cycle with Students on Saturday, April 25

Published on Tue, April 21, 2009

Marywood University students under the direction of Dr. Robert Sadowski, will be hosting an e-cycling event Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Marywood University's "Pit" parking lot, located on the Marywood campus across from Loughran Hall. 


E-cycling is like recycling, but instead of paper, glass or plastic - e-cycling involves the recycling of electronics, such as computers, televisions, and old cell phones.  The electronics get broken down and parts get salvaged.

John Hambros from Apex Waste Management approached Dr. Sadowski's Public Relations: Principals and Practices class four months ago to solicit their help in promoting the event. Apex will be supplying tractor trailers and Gaylord bins to store and haul the recyclables away. Marywood University subsidized some of the promotion costs and Chartwell's Dining Services agreed to provide food and beverages for event volunteers.

The thirteen students in the class, committed to protecting and preserving their environment outside of the classroom, broke up into seven groups to produce Radio and TV promotions and Advertising; T-shirts and Neighborhood PR; Band relations; Print ads and Security; Marketing and Community Relations; web development and Web ads; and signage and directions.

Students from the class feel that the project has helped them to build character.  "As a very involved student at Marywood, I constantly strive to live the University's mission of service. This project has allowed me to take the leadership concepts that I have learned in class and use them to advance this project. I think we are all a little impressed by how well we have been able apply what we have learned in the classroom to a life experience." Marywood student, Lindsay Jacob said. "With the tremendous support we have received from the faculty and staff at Marywood as well as our sponsors at Waste Management, we know that this event is going to be a great success" she added.


Local firefighters have volunteered to help lift any heavy equipment out of cars into the tractor trailers to encourage people to participate regardless of the size or weight of their e-cyclables.  


It's important to note that the following items cannot be e-cycled:

  • Microwaves
  • Smoke alarms, Detectors, Fire Alarms
  • Thermometers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Large Appliances (such as refrigerators and washing machines)
  • Medical equipment
  • All items that are not dry
  • Anything so large that it needs to be put into the back of a large truck

Directions to the drop-off  location will be posted all over campus on the day of the event. For further information please visit our website