FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 23, 2022
Thanks to Our Partnership with Samsung, We Are Able To Provide
Community Members a Convenient & Free Electronic Recycling Solution
JANESVILLE, WI (MAY 23, 2022) –Universal Recycling Technologies (URT), an e-Stewards certified electronic and universal waste recycler, announced today that it has partnered with Samsung, an e-Stewards Enterprise and global leader in technology, to host a free of cost and convenient electronics recycling event for the residents of Madison and the surrounding communities.
In 2021, the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) conducted a statewide household survey and asked respondents “reasons they were unable to recycle electronics despite wanting to do so.” The survey found out that 38% did not know where/how, 20% found it too expensive, 18% said there were no convenient place, and 14% were concerned about data security.
“As a certified electronic recycler headquartered in Wisconsin, it is our responsibility to work towards creating a more favorable recycling environment for residents of the state of Wisconsin,” said Ray Zielke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at URT. “That is why partnering with Samsung on this event for the community is so important. Together we’ve recognized the need and want to provide a solution to the issue.”
Samsung believes that everyday changes can make a meaningful impact on our environment. Samsung currently has annually collected and repurposed or recycled an average of 100M pounds of electronic waste (e-waste) in the U.S. and supports more than, 1700 drop-off locations and e-waste recycling events across the U.S. They are the winner of the 2021 U.S. EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge Gold Tier Award for its leadership in e-waste collection and recycling.
URT has recycled over one billion pounds of electronic and universal waste since opening its doors in 2003. The company’s team and processes have earned stamps of approval from certifying entities (e-stewards, NAID, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001). URT guarantees security, manages 100% of the process, and takes every step necessary to keep the customer’s data safe.
The electronics recycling collection event will take place Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Warner Park’s Parking Lot: 2930 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704. The cost of the event is free for the community of Madison and its surrounding neighbors (businesses excluded).
Items accepted free of cost: televisions, computers (desktop, laptop, netbook, & tablet computers), desktop printers (including those that scan, fax and/or copy, and 3-D printers), computer monitors, other computer accessories (including keyboards, mice, speakers, external hard drives, & flash drives), e-readers, DVD players, VCRs and other video players (i.e. DVRs), and fax machines.
Items not accepted: contaminated medical equipment, fire alarms, dehumidifiers, mercury containing devices, exit signs, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and any unit with liquid or sludge.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES (URT)
URT provides full-service, integrated electronic and universal waste recycling solutions throughout the United States. We strive to provide full circular solutions while maximizing material values. URT offers complete downstream transparency, giving our partners the peace of mind to know their materials have been processed in an ethical, safe, and secure manner. To learn more about URT, visit www.urtsolutions.com.
ABOUT SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS
Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our website at http://www.samsung.com and our official newsroom at news.samsung.com.
URT PRESS CONTACT:
Ray Zielke, VP of Sales & Marketing
SAMSUNG PRESS CONTACT:
Corporate Communications (US)