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Tons of Computer Equipment Collected

Contact: Danielle Hinson

Photo of Tom Gregory (left), UK Recycling Coordinator and Ben Rice (with hat), UK computer center, at the 2003 Dell Recycling Tour held at UK’s Commonwealth Stadium.
Tom Gregory (left), UK Recycling Coordinator and Ben Rice (with hat), UK computer center, at the 2003 Dell Recycling Tour held in a parking lot at UK’s Commonwealth Stadium.

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Dell has teamed with the National Cristina Foundation in identifying non-profit organizations that can benefit from refurbished computers. Organizations such as the Bluegrass Technology Center and the Urban League of Lexington will receive computers from Saturday’s collection.

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July 2, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- On June 28 the University of Kentucky teamed with Lexmark and Dell to gather 47.5 tons of obsolete and old computer equipment, enough to cover an entire football field, that will not end up in the state’s landfills.

“Without UK we would have not been able to conduct this event. The space has been wonderful,” said Michele Glaze, a representative of Dell Corporate Communications.

One of the first to arrive to contribute was a school bus from Danville, filled with old computers; it was soon followed by a car load from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The city of Lexington was able to save thousands of dollars by contributing six truckloads of obsolete computer equipment. Many who came stated that they were very happy to have had the opportunity to get rid of the computers safely and for free.

Dell has teamed with the National Cristina Foundation in identifying non-profit organizations that can benefit from refurbished computers. Organizations such as the Bluegrass Technology Center and the Urban League of Lexington will receive computers from Saturday’s collection.

“UK is very proud to have built a partnership with Lexmark and Dell to participate in the 2003 Dell Recycling tour,” said Tom Gregory, UK recycling coordinator. “This tour has given many Kentuckians the opportunity to donate old computer equipment for the benefit of the environment and the community.”


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