Bellevue college's recycling program nets hundreds of computers

A recent computer recycling event at Bellevue Community College collected 221 computers, 172 monitors, 97 printers, 29 laptops and 16 scanners.

The May 31 event was organized by InterConnection, a Seattle based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing computers to underserved communities.

Computers collected at the event will be refurbished and provided to schools and non-profit organizations around the world. Computers that are too old to be reused, monitors and computer peripherals will be properly recycled at the InterConnection Computer Reuse Center in Seattle and a local hazardous waste recycler.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Computers for the World travel scholarship, which sends students to developing countries to set up computer labs.

Computers for the World (C4W) is an organization sponsored by Rotary Club, International. Clubs have travelled to all continents in the world setting up computer labs.

Businesses or organizations interested in holding a collection event can contact Charles Brennick, Executive Director InterConnection at 206-310-4547 for more information.

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