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UNCW joins recycling competition

The local campus is competing in Campus Race 2 Zero Waste (CW20W) Electronic Recycling Competition. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — UNCW has entered a friendly competition against other universities in the States and Canadato reduce or eliminate waste.

The local campus is competing in Campus Race 2 Zero Waste (CW20W) Electronic Recycling Competition. The event takes place over eight weeks annually with the goal to divert at least 90% of electronics from the landfill.

In coming weeks, the college will have collection sites operational. Electronics accepted include: computers, monitors, keyboards, mouse, TVs, stereos, radios, microwaves, toasters, lamps (without bulbs), fans (without blades), power tools, string lights, extension cords, cables, wires, and any electronic that charges, takes batteries, or plugs in.

They can be dropped off at the UNCW Warehouse parking lot (5179 Lionfish Dr.) during normal business hours.

Also, there below be sites open the first four Saturdays of March, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.:

  • March 2: Public Recycling Depot (5195 Lionfish Dr.)
  • March 9: DC Virgo Preparatory Academy (813 Nixon St.)
  • March 16: Public Recycling Depot (5195 Lionfish Dr.)
  • March 23: UNCW’s Center for Marine Science (5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln)

Items not accepted include cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs, large appliances, batteries, and light bulbs.

Winning schools receive a trophy constructed of recyclable materials and become a host site of the category’s special traveling trophy in the coming year.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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