E-cycle 2017


The Hearst Elementary 

Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Hearst’s Annual E-cycle is scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from 9am to 12pm.  The Hearst E-cycle is a broader green, health, and community event that provides a place for people to recycle old electronics, batteries, computers, and the like. But it is so much more than that. It is also an opportunity for us to remind our children to reduce re-use and recycle.  

This is a wonderful Community Event that stresses the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling for a cleaner, healthier environment.   

  • Drop off your unused or broken electronics or metal objects for recycling (free, except $20 for all TVs, $10 for computer monitors, and $10 for hard drives data destruction)
  • Document Shred: shred sensitive documents ($5 donation per box to shred)
  • Bike Swap: donate, swap or pick up for a donation a child or adult bike
  • Hearst Library Book Sale: buy or donate gently used children’s and adult books to support the Hearst library
  • Visit our delicious student-run bake sale
  • Childrens' Activities: Take a bounce on the bounce house, student entrepreneur craft tables
  • Drop off unused diapers to be donated to DC Diaper Bank
  • “Hearst Gives a Hoot!” Drop off toiletries to the Friendship Place table for the homeless
  • Donate sporting goods to Leveling the Playing Field, which helps expand athletic opportunities for underprivileged children

For the E-cycle to be a success, we need your help! Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer.

Not only do we need volunteers throughout the day, but please take a look around you home and identify items that are no longer needed and can be donated to this event rather than thrown out.  Items such as:

  • Children’s Books (please box/bag up and place outside the library door)
  • Electronics (start a pile to bring out the day of the event-see acceptable items)
  • Bikes, adult’s and children’s for the Swap (bring them the day of the event or contact us at [email protected])
  • Donate something sweet to eat to the bake sale table
  • Donate toiletries to our homeless community (We will be collecting travel sized toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, small boxes of laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, safety razors, shaving cream, floss, etc. at a designated table)
  • Save your unwanted paper for shredding
  • And of course, please tell a friend or bring a friend, and spread the word!

For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact the E-cycle Team at [email protected]

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If it plugs in, or is metal and heavy Hearst Elementary wants to recycle it!

Please note that we cannot accept light bulbs, thermostats or smoke alarms. There is also a $20 charge to accept a CRT monitor, tube TVs or projection TV, a $10 charge for flat screen TVs, and a $10 charge for hard drive crushing.

We accept most items, including refrigerators, AC units, radiators and metal. If you are unsure whether or not we accept a particular item, please email us at [email protected] and we will let you know.


Answering machines


Air Conditioners

All types of cables

UPS Batteries



CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes

Cell Phones

CD players


Computer equipment


Dot matrix printers

DVD players

Electric typewriters

Electric motors

File cabinets

Gaming systems

Fax machines


Hard drives

Household electronics

Home appliances


Lab equipment


Laptop batteries

Mainframe equipment

Metals of all kind

Networking equipment

PCI cards


Plasma TV's

LCD Monitors

Power supplies

Printers Printed circuit boards




Smart phones

Stereos and components



Telecom equipment

Testing equipment

Toner cartridges

Vintage electronics 

For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact the E-cycle Team at [email protected]