For Immediate Release

Data Doctors, Westech Recyclers & Arizona Technology Council Team up for Recycling Day

PHOENIX, AZ - Statewide event to be held Saturday, October 16 from 8 AM – 3 PM, supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers

Providing citizens with a convenient, secure and legal way to dispose of computer, medical hardware, manufacturing and other electronic equipment, the Arizona Technology Council today announced it is hosting a statewide Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers, the Council will be accepting tax deductible donations at major drop-off locations in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas or at any Data Doctors location in Arizona, including Flagstaff. New to the program, the world renowned Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), in Scottsdale at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard will also be accepting donated equipment. Each location will provide donation receipts for tax records.

All donated equipment will be handled through the Arizona Technology Council’s Tech Terra Program. This partnership with Westech Recyclers supports Arizona educational programs and donates equipment statewide.

“Not only do these types of products take up landfill space, electronic circuit board components and casings contain environmentally hazardous materials,” said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “Our free service can safely recycle anything from PCs to main frames and about everything in between.”

The electronic equipment and components acceptable for drop-off includes personal computers, computer peripherals, networking equipment, main frames, servers, point-of-sale equipment, printers, audio/visual and telecom devices. surplus metals, wire and cable, ballasts, and power strips. Miscellaneous electronic items such as test and/or lab equipment are also acceptable.

“Proper recycling of electronic equipment such as older computers, printers, copiers and fax machines is vital for our environment and the sustainability of our communities,” said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. “Citizens participating in this Recycling Day are effectively giving back to the community, either to schools, charities, economically disadvantaged or disabled citizens. This type of effort benefits both the environment and the community.”

Drop-off Locations

All Arizona Data Doctors locations in the state of Arizona are accepting drop-offs. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at (http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ). Those wishing to donate their hard drives but want to make sure that the information is securely wiped can drop off their donations at the Data Doctors Data Recovery & Forensics lab in Tempe located at 2082 E. University, Tempe, 85281, or educate themselves by visiting http://bit.ly/KKvEq.

In the Phoenix metro area, additional drop-off locations are:

• Avnet Price Road Facility, 8700 S. Price Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (I-10 and Loop 202)

• Avnet Pecos Road Facility, 6700 W. Morelos Place, Chandler, AZ 85226

• Honeywell, 21111 19th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85027

• MIM—Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050

In the Tucson metro area, additional drop-off locations are:

• Davis Monthan AFB Base Exchange 5355 E Granite St Ste 2441 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ 85707

• ITT Technical Institute, 1455 West River Road, Tucson, Arizona 85704 (West of La Canada, on the south side of River Rd)

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is a private, not-for-profit trade association founded to connect, represent and support the state's expanding technology industry. To promote economic growth and professional development in Arizona's technology sector, the Council provides members networking opportunities, business support and access to educational forums. The Council strives to distinguish Arizona as a leader in the technology community and offer resources that are exclusive to its members. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.

About Data Doctors Franchise Systems Inc:

Data Doctors focuses on providing upscale quality computer services to consumers and small businesses in their homes, in their offices and in locally owned, neighborhood stores. They were identified as an "Up-and-Comer" franchise company to watch by BizAZ magazine. Data Doctors broadcasts "Data Doctors Tech Tips", award-winning technology tips and information on numerous radio stations within the US and via their website. They also provide free advice to computer users around the world with a weekly newspaper Q&A column, local and national technology television broadcasts, and the website www.datadoctors.com.

Contact

Data Doctors Franchise Systems Inc.

1400 E Southern Ave 10th Floor
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 800-486-0048
Web: http://www.datadoctors.com/
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