New eScrap recycling service launches
Commonwealth Office of Technology would like to announce that its new eScrap recycling service is under way.
The commonwealth, last year contracted with Creative Recycling Systems of Tampa, Fla., to dispose of eScrap (end-of-life computer equipment, components and office electronics) in an environmentally friendly manner. The company began recycling operations at its Louisville facility on Jan. 1.
The commonwealth conservatively disposes of more than 5 million pounds of eScrap annually, but Creative will ensure that only 5 percent or less of that amount reaches the state’s landfills. The company will also sanitize data from all computers and reimburse state agencies for some recycled items based on quantity and/or weight.
There will be no change in the surplus property procedures for the executive branch. All eScrap collected by the state's surplus property division will be sorted for secure transport by Creative Recycling Systems at arranged times. The company will also arrange to pick up significant amounts of eScrap in locations other than the Frankfort surplus property location.
The effort is a part of a green government initiative by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, the state’s energy and environmental cabinet, and the office of Gov. Steve Beshear. For additional information regarding Green IT research, standards and practices, please visit COT’s GreenIT Web site (http://technology.ky.gov/GreenIT/).