MLK Day of Service

Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding Event

Arcadia University students, in conjunction with the University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center, will host the annual MLK Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Murphy Hall as a way to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. 

This Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event is free to the community and is a great opportunity for community members looking to properly and securely dispose of eWaste electronic or metal items (with the exception of televisions and CRT monitors). 611 Metals Recycling will be collecting recyclables on site. Additionally, ShredIt will provide a maximum security shredding service for documents that contain sensitive information.

Members of the community are asked to bring items to be donated to a number local non-profit organizations, as well as eWaste to be ethically recycled, and paper to be shredded and to be properly disposed of. Volunteers will help to unload and sort through the items to be given to each organization.  The public is invited to donate gently used items to fulfill the wish lists of local nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, New Life, VeteransMC, and ThrowBack thrift stores, Baby Bureau, Cradles to Crayons, Salvation Army, Women's Humane Society and Philadelphia Reads Items such as clothing, working electronics, housewares, school supplies, new or gently used shoes, prom dresses, and pet supplies are all welcomed donations. A full wish list of what will be accepted is available below.

Arcadia's CCEC is offering a drive-up service for the Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event, with volunteers available to unload cars. Community members are asked to use the Church Road entrance and follow signs to the drop off area. If you are a student interested in volunteering for the event, please fill out this form

Below are the 2019 wish lists from the organizations that will be participating in this year's event. 

Donation Wish List Items for Organizations

  • Towels
  • Clothing and Shoes for Men, Women Children, and Babies
  • Purses, bags, backpacks
  • Knitted Items
  • Toys, Games & Puzzles
  • Furniture and Home Decor
  • Home Improvement Supplies
    • Bath & Plumbing
    • Cabinets
    • Doors
    • Flooring
  • Dishes and Kitchenware
  • Appliances
  • Linens
  • Jewelry
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • *Books* (Preferably Newer, Gently used children's books)
  • Electronics (No televisions)
  • CDs, DVDs, Records, and Tapes
  • Tools and Hardware
  • School Supplies and Stationary (Notebooks, Pencils, Crayons, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Canned Goods and Non-Perishables
  • Personal Care Items ( Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant)
  • First-Aid Supplies (Bandaids, Over-the-counter medicines and etc.)
  • Paper Products ( Paper towels, napkins, and toilet paper)
  • Plastic Products (Used grocery bags, trash bags, and etc.)
  • Animal Supplies
    • Unopened dog & cat food & treats
    • Unopened sterile saline & IV fluid lines
    • Toys
    • Newspaper
    • Cat Litter
    • Pet Beds
    • Leashes, Harnesses and Collars
    • Crates and Carriers

The full list of participating organizations, along with links to their specific wish lists, can be found below.



611 Metals Recycling

611 Metals Recycling is an ethical eWaste service used for the proper disposal and data destruction of electronics. We will be accepting computers, telephones, DVD players, copiers, cell phones, and so much more! We advise you to look at the detailed list below of what will be accepted. 

TVs will not be able to be taken at this event, but discount coupons will be handed out for TVs to be brought to either one of 611 Metals Recycling's yards. 

In addition, CRT Monitors are subject to a $15 per item disposal fee due to the dangerous metals they contain.

611 Metals will take all other metal commodities Mainframe Equipment such as Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Media Stainless and Steel Microwave Ovens Modems Monitors.

All materials will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. All data will be destroyed. 

  • Answering Machines 
  • Networking Equipment Batteries (all types EXCEPT Alkaline) 
  • Pagers Cables/Wires
  • PDAs Camcorders 
  • Printers 
  • CDs/DVDs 
  • Printer Circuit Boards 
  • Cell Phones 
  • CD Players 
  • Remote Controls 
  • Computer Equipment
  • Scanners 
  • Computers 
  • Stereo Components 
  • Copiers
  • Stereos 
  • Cords 
  • Tapes Cassettes / VHS Tapes Duplicators 
  • Tape Players 
  • DVD Players
  • Telephones
  • Electronic Typewriters
  • Telecom Equipment
  • Electronic Games 
  • Testing Equipment 
  • Fax Machines
  • Toasters
  • Hard Drives 
  • Transparency Makers 
  • Keyboards/Mice
  • Two-Way Radios 
  • Household Electronics
  • UPS / Power Supplies
  • Ink/Toner 
  • VCRs
  • Lab Equipment
  • Word Processors
  • Laptops
  • Laptop Batteries 



ShredIt provides a safe and guaranteed service that sensitive information contained in documents will be properly disposed of. Bring out your account records, invoices, legal documents, personnel files, and more to be shredded. ShredIt does NOT accept x-rays or batteries and their website also has a list of what is acceptable to shred

Thank you to all of this year's participating organizations!