Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) is a not for profit organization that provides technology education, resources and recycling to many different types of schools across Oregon, Arizona and California. Founded in Oregon in 1995 by Intel and the Northwest Regional Education District, companies such as Google, Intel, Toshiba, Cisco, and OHSU continue to donate to and support the recycling program.
Students take the donated computers and computer components and refurbish them for use in member schools. The growing library of recycled technology is loaned to the member schools until the end of life of the computer. It is then securely disassembled by the StRUT staff and volunteers and recycled by our recycling partner according to DEQ standards.
StRUT students gain valuable computer knowledge and hands on computer skills and offers
several classes to engage the students including software development and hardware management. These range from identifying the hardware components that make up a computer to Advanced A+ instruction. StRUT also offers staff development to participating teachers to support development of curriculum. More about classes…
Since moving the program to The Dalles, StRUT has distributed over 10,000 computers to Oregon schools, and has diverted over 900,000 TONS of E-Waste from entering Oregon landfills. For more information on the MCCOG StRUT program, visit strut.org.