Technology donations (used computers and components) for Students Recycling Used Technology (StRUT) have increased greatly, and we are now running out of room to store items! StRUT recently purchased a new (used) electric forklift to replace the older one which was no longer viable.
The StRUT Annual Spring Conference is being held May 16 and attendance is open to all member schools, along with our major donors(list who they are). We have over 1,000 Windows 7 and 8 computers ready to be allocated to member schools.
StRUT, along with TriMetPublic Transit and some watershed protection groups, recently attended Leatherman’s Earth Day celebration on April 16th. Leatherman Tool Group, an Oregon-based company for over 30 years, is a proud donor to StRUT. Tables were set up in two locations to educate employees about Leatherman’s relationship with StRUT. Leatherman recently donated over 2,000 lbs. of computer recyclables. There is a follow-up employee computer donation collection planned.
Recycling Center Distributes over 500 Computers to Local Schools
The Students Recycling Used Technology Program (StRUT) at MCCOG provides technology education, resources, and recycling to schools across Oregon. Generous donations from the public, corporate and organizational sponsors keep coming in. We can’t keep our doors open without them.
StRUT receives donated, reusable technology. Working with companies such as Google, Intel, Symantec, and OHSU, the program takes donated reusable technology equipment and redeploys it for use in schools.
- Last fall StRUT distributed over 500 computers to member schools.
- The Hood River Valley school system is overhauling 120 StRUT computers for the benefit of their technology lab and returning the replaced units to StRUT for recycling.
- Students from Burns High School trekked to StRUT to help break down recycling and took the opportunity to visit The Dalles Google Data Center.
- StRUT is on pace with its 500,000 pounds of recycling goal for the 2013-2014 year.
- StRUT’s gross revenue has been steadily increasing over the last 6 months and on track for stability and growth.
- StRUT has a new database to help us keep track of donations and recycling revenue. We can track a system unit through all its various uses to the end of its life.
The Students Recycling Used Technoloy (StRUT) change-over of parent organizations from Columbia Gorge ESD to Mid-Columbia Council of Governments officially began on July 1, 2012. This was a challenging time, as we didn’t have any students or teachers around to assist with processing recycle, which is StRUT’s primary source of funding. However, we did have our faithful volunteer, Miles Galbreath.