LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College is hosting a Sustainability drive-through event to collect a number of items, including donations of non-perishable foods and professional clothing, as well as community e-waste items for recycling and paper items for shredding. The collection will take place on Friday, March 10 at Western’s Lot C, by the entrance to the Student Success Center, 400 7th St. N., La Crosse. 

                Details for each collection are as follows:

                Suits for Success donation drive: Students in Western’s Business Management program will be collecting new or gently used professional clothing in a variety of styles and sizes. Students will also be collecting new and gentled-used scrubs for medical settings. The items will be available to students and the public who may not have access to clothing for job interviews or other professional occasions on March 22 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Lunda Center. 

                EWaste Recycling event: Western’s Student Run Help desk will be recycling old technology items. The event will accept modems, cable boxes, speakers, mice, PCs, networking equipment, mobile devices, keyboards, gaming systems, LCD monitors, laptops, and printers.

                Cavalier Cupboard food drive: Western’s Cavalier Cupboard will be collecting items for its food pantry. The Cupboard will accept food items such as peanut butter, fruit cups, and pasta. The Cupboard is also in great need of nonfood items, such as diapers and wipes.

                Shred It event: Western is partnering with Confidential Records to offer a shred it event from 1:00-5:00 p.m. only. Individuals are allowed to have three boxes/bags, or approximately 100 pounds, shredded for no cost. Items that cannot be shredded include black butterfly clips, hanging file folders, 3-ring binders, hard drives, magnetic tapes, or any plastic items.

For all events, donations or recyclables should be transported in a vehicle trunk, pickup bed, or trailer.

To learn more information on Western’s programs or services, call 608.785.9200 or visit

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