E-Cycle Your Old Electronics!

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM EDT

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E-Cycle Your Old Electronics!

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( release ) Shatter I.T. and Sunnking Electronics, in partnership with six other local Buffalo businesses, will host "ecyclebflo" on Tuesday, June 26, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. The event will take place at Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo and any residents in the area are encouraged to responsibly recycle their unwanted electronics for FREE! A donation from the proceeds will be made to the Educational Technology Foundation of WNY, a grass roots effort aimed at increasing the access and equity of technology in education, especially to under-served populations.

"ecyclebflo" is a collaborative event sponsored by Shatter I.T. , Sunnking, EMCS, Channel 7, WBEN, Ozone Design, Business First, and Rich's, with Sunnking coordinating the logistics of the electronics collection and recycling. In addition to the collection event, there will be contests, raffles, prizes, music, and more. There will also be a "Shatter Zone," an area where participants can take a sledge hammer to old electronics, such as printers and copiers.

"This year, our goal is to collect 50,000 pounds of material (up from 30,000 pounds in 2011), which will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Statistics show that only one in seven discarded electronic products are properly recycled, with most ending up in a municipal landfill. This event gives downtown businesses a convenient way to properly recycle old electronics," said Peter Ronca, Shatter's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"This is our fourth year co-sponsoring this event," said Adam Shine, Sales Manager at Sunnking. "It started as a partnership with Shatter I.T. to benefit Ed-Tech and we now have six additional sponsors. We've seen tremendous growth and interest in this event over the first three years and we're excited to continue building on the success we've already achieved."

Local businesses can contact Sunnking for a scheduled pick up if they are unable to make it to Lafayette Square on June 26. Call Sunnking at 716-685-4577 or email at info@sunnking.com.

Residents are encouraged to bring electronics such as laptops, desktops, computer accessories, TVs, monitors, audio/video equipment, mp3 players, communications equipment, servers and IT equipment, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, cell phones, PDAs, medical/lab equipment, and anything else with a circuit board or cord. Please check Sunnking's list of acceptable materials at www.sunnking.com/acceptable-materials before bringing any items to the event.

About Shatter I.T.

Shatter I.T., http://www.shatterit.com, is Western New York's only commercial data center that provides managed I.T. services from fully staffed, 24/7 facilities. Shatter also provides co-location services, cloud services (including TB storage options), disaster avoidance/business continuity, and data backups, including its new SnapShot product which replicates a customers' data every 15 minutes.

About Sunnking, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York States first EPA R2 Certified Electronics Recycling, Data Destruction, & Asset Management company dealing in end of life electronic equipment. Their facilities located in Buffalo, Rochester, and Brockport, New York, specialize in collecting, refurbishing, reselling, and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial suppliers throughout New York State and surrounding areas. For more information please visit www.sunnking.com or call 1-877-860-7866.

About Educational Technology Foundation of WNY

Educational Technology Foundation of WNY, based in Buffalo, NY, was founded in 2003 by volunteers and educators eager to enrich the lives of children by improving their access to technology. Since its inception, Ed Tech has assisted in the transformation of more than 80 private and public schools and community centers in the WNY area. Ed Tech provides servers, computers, printers, scanners, networking equipment, and any other equipment the organization or school may need. For more information on Ed Tech, visit their website at http://edtechday.org/ .