Students and Faculty Team up to Keep Electronic Waste out of Landfills
Who: Two Brothers Scrap Metal
Amy Trojanowski, Principal, Mineola Middle School
Students and staff members at Mineola Middle School
What: In support of the school’s Earth Day event, Two Brothers Scrap Metal is assisting the students and staff at Mineola Middle School in its eWaste Drive. Two Brothers has provided the use of a container free of charge so the community can bring in their unwanted computers, cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices.
The purpose of the eWaste Drive is to help the environment by disposing of electronics that are either no longer being used or do not work anymore. The event started in 2015 as part of a project by the school’s Robotics Club. Five years ago, the Robotics Club teamed up with the school’s Environmental Club to promote the Drive to the local community.
In 2019, Two Brothers collected 8,840 pounds of unwanted electronics — the largest amount collected since the company’s involvement in the event began in 2016. Last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for this year to coincide with Earth Day weekend.
Infection control protocols will be in place. Students and staff who are volunteering at this event will be wearing masks. Those who drop off their unwanted electronics must wear a mask before getting out of their cars.
When: Friday, April 23, 2021
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Where: Mineola Middle School
200 Emory Road
Directions: LIE to Exit 39 (Glen Cove Rd./Glen Cove/Hempstead) onto Old Westbury Road. Turn left onto Glen Cove Road. After approximately two miles, make a right onto Jericho Turnpike (Rte. 25). After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Emory Road. Go 0.2 mile; school is on the left-hand side.
Photo Ops: Representatives from Two Brothers Scrap Metal with students and staff members from Mineola Middle School. Students depositing their unused electronics into the Dumpster provided by Two Brothers.
About Two Brothers Scrap Metal
Located in Farmingdale, New York, Two Brothers Scrap Metal offers some of the highest scrap metal prices in the tri-state area for aluminum, copper, brass, lead, steel and stainless steel. Two Brothers also accepts and pays out lithoplates, lithofilm, goldenrod, x-rays, radiators, wire and batteries. Other services include free roll-off service, container service, walk-in service, radio dispatched lift-gate trucks, drum and drum handling equipment, personal handling of payment and residential and commercial pick-up service. For more information, call (631) 694-8188 or visit www.twobrothersscrapmetal.com.