Cork-based Wisetek partners with Samsung and the Washington D.C. Department of Energy & Environment to collect e-waste at events across the US capital

Wisetek Solutions, a global leader in IT asset disposal (ITAD), re-use and manufacturing services, which is headquartered in County Cork, today announced a partnership in the United States with the Washington D.C. Library System and Samsung Electronics America to hold a series of monthly electronic waste recycling events throughout the year. These free events will allow both members of the public and businesses in Washington, D.C. to recycle used electronic equipment responsibly and conveniently.

Acceptable disposable hardware items at these events include computers (desktops, laptops, tablets, small scale servers), computer peripherals (computer monitors, desktop printers less than 100 pounds, keyboards, mouse devices, speakers sold with computers), televisions, and television peripherals (DVRs, DVD players, VCRs, signal converter boxes, cable & satellite receivers, game consoles used with TVs).

Zack Boorstein, Vice President of Wisetek USA adds: “We are delighted to be part of such an important event and to be chosen to manage the recycling and repurposing of e-waste equipment across the D.C. region. With increased obligations on manufacturers to take back e-waste and growing environmental awareness of this issue, Wisetek is happy to participate in this initiative. Education is key to companies learning more about the global sustainability benefits of equipment re-use and recycling and this strongly reflects the core values of Wisetek’s business internationally.”

“As one of the world’s largest electronics makers, Samsung believes it is our responsibility to use the same innovative mindset in keeping our supply and disposition chains accountable as we do with our products,” said

Mark Newton, Head of Environmental, Regulatory Affairs, and Sustainability at Samsung Electronics America. “Our partnership with Wisetek and the D.C Library System is an exciting opportunity to advance our environmental objectives by making e-waste recycling more accessible to residents and businesses in the nation’s capital.”