Annually on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated to show support for environmental protection, and along with that theme Mountainland Technical College will be hosting an event to help reduce electronic waste in landfills.

The event is set to gather any electronic devices, including gadgets, phones, computers, cords and more. Computers that are collected from the event will be refurbished by Computers for Kids and then given to local children in need.

This collaboration between MTECH and Computers for Kids is also seeing help from Micron, another Utah County business. An event to distribute computers to local students was held in November, with students paying a reduced price for the computers or qualifying to receive them for free based on welfare programs.

The event distributed devices across the valley, but there are another 1,000 students currently on the wait list to receive a computer.

Desktop computers organized on a table as part of a donation program for Alpine School District students organized by Mountainland Technical College, Micron and Computers for Kids held at MTECH's Lehi Campus on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
Photo by: Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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