Wellmont's Information Services Department Partners With Wise
Recycling For E-Recycling Event
Do you have an old computer you want to dispose so it is not
cluttering your home or office?
Wellmont Health System has the perfect solution – an
e-recycling event that will provide an appropriate method for getting rid of
that potentially space-consuming computer.
The free event will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holston Valley Outpatient Center on the Eastman Outpatient Campus, 103 W. Stone Drive. It is a
partnership between Wellmont’s information services department and Wise
Recycling, which has locations in Kingsport and Bristol, Va.
Wellmont and Wise Recycling have taken appropriate
precautions to ensure privacy of information in computers. During the recycling
process, all hard drives and memory will be erased by electromagnetic pulse.
Seth Johnson, Wellmont’s information services director and
project manager, said this event is an excellent opportunity for the community
to dispose their computers safely and in an environmentally friendly manner.
“Wellmont is making upgrades to enhance the quality of our information
systems, and we needed to take several computers out of service as part of this
process,” Johnson said. “As we prepared to dispose these computers, it made a
lot of sense to also include the community in this initiative. Many residents
in our region have computers they no longer use but may not be aware of the
best way to dispose them. We are pleased to assist them with this innovative
For more information, please call 423-230-8300.