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Cell Phone Recycling Drives – April 2012

April 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Here’s the monthly roundup of Cell phone recycling drives April 2012.

Cell Phone Recycling Drives - April 2012

Here’s our monthly roundup of cell phone recycling and collection events scheduled for the month of April 2012. As usual, if your organization is planning a collection event this April, please let us know about it through the comments section below.

April 11 – New York
NBA Green Week

The National Basketball Association (NBA) in cooperation with Sprint recently launched NBA Green Week which runs through April 11. The entire NBA family, together with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Sprint will be holding events to drum up awareness and generate funds to help protect the environment.

NBA Commissioner David Stern and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse formally launched NBA Green Week presented by Sprint during a cell phone recycling event at a Sprint Store in New York City.

April 2012 – Lubbock, TX
Veterans Association of Texas Tech University

The Veterans Association of Texas Tech University is holding a month-long cell phone collection drive this April to benefit military personnel assigned in foreign locations. They are accepting both working and non-working used cell phones during this drive. The money earned from each cell phone recycled will be used to purchase phone cards equivalent to one hour of phone time each to service members overseas. You can drop off your old cell phones any time until April 29 at The Military and Veterans Program office located in Doak Hall in the University of Texas campus.

April 14 – Delhi Township, OH
Community Recycling Day

People who would like to recycle their electronic devices or safely dispose of larger products such as televisions and computers are welcome to drop off their items at the Community Recycling Day on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the College of Mount St. Joseph’s west parking lot off Delhi Road by the College Theatre. The Mount’s Campus Green Club and Delhi Township are teaming up with Recycle Force, a company from Indianapolis, which will dispose of the materials in a safe way.

Some of the items that will be accepted include telephone systems, cell phones, computers, monitors, scanners, laserdisc players, computer keyboards, printers, VCR/DVD/CD players, fax machines, game systems, copiers, microwaves, surge protectors, cash registers, power cables, electronic wiring, satellite components, batteries, phone books, metals, Styrofoam, copy paper and glass (amber, green, clear only). A $10 donation is requested for all CRT televisions and monitors and $20 donation for all refrigerant-containing appliances.

April 20 – Jones County, MS
Community Recycle Day

The Jones County Junior College environmental organization ecoBobcats, in cooperation with the school and electronic waste recycling company, Ecovery from Loxley, Ala will hold a Community Recycle Day on April 20 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the JCJC football stadium parking lot, as part of their Earth Week celebration. Students and residents of Jones County and adjacent neighborhoods are invited to participate and bring their used cell phones, desktops, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, stereo equipment, peripherals, VCR and DVD players, etc. for recycling. For more information, please call Atwood at 601-477-4084.

April 21 – Troy, MI
Electronic Recycling Event

Troy-based eTitle Agency, Inc. is proud to sponsor for the second year in a row, the E-Clutter for Kids Drive to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s First Words Society on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.

E-Clutter for Kids is an electronics recycling fundraiser that allows you to donate electronic waste such as old cell phones and computers that will later be re-purposed or recycled. Each donation will get a tax deduction receipt.

E-Clutter benefits the Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s First Words Society, a nonprofit organization providing treatment for underserved children with speech and language disorders and affiliate of The Children’s Miracle Network.

April 21 – Pittsburgh, PA
Hard-to-Recycle Event

Spring cleaning is a breeze thanks to local sustainability specialist eLoop. Deliver your old electronic items to any of eLoop’s more than 35 eCycle Centers located throughout Pennsylvania for free recycling. Computers, cell phones, wires, printers, televisions and other electronics are all securely and ethically recycled. A complete list of eCycle Centers and hours can be found online at www.eloopllc.com .
Pittsburgh-area residents also can bring outdated equipment to the Hard-to-Recycle Event on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VIP parking lot on Corrigan Drive in South Park. The Pennsylvania Resources Council, which coordinates the event, collected more than 78 tons of electronics, including batteries, during similar events in 2011.

April 25 – Washington, D.C.
Used Cell Phone Collection Day

Volunteer students from George Washington University will be collecting used cell phones on Wednesday, April 25. The students will be manning collection points in 15 of the Metro’s busiest stations during the morning rush hours. Proceeds from this initiative will be donated to help fund maternal and child mobile technology health projects in Mali, Malawi and Nepal. Riders can drop their old or used cell phones at collection boxes tended by volunteers wearing blue “GW+Phones=Hope” T-shirts from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

April 28 – Oak Ridge, TN
Erase Your Trace Recycling Event

The Oak Ridge Earth Day Planning Committee a recycling event dubbed ‘Erase Your Trace’ on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on on Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge.

You can drive by and drop off any of these acceptable materials: Rechargeable and button batteries, used cell phones, electronics (computers, peripherals, hand held computer games), TV sets (no cabinets), expired medications (no need to remove labels and can be dropped loose into a bag), Styrofoam (clean, but no packing peanuts, no tape or labels), compact fluorescent bulbs (no long tubes), ink cartridges, eyeglasses, and shoes.

If your school, office, or organization is planning your own cell phone collection fundraiser and need some assistance, please feel free to contact Pacebutler Corporation or call 1.800.248.5360. We have been in the business of buying, recycling, and refurbishing old cell phones since 1987, we’re glad to provide help in planning and implementing your own successful cell phone collection drive.

Tags: Cell Phone Collection Drives

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 richard@ canterbury recycling // Apr 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    A great idea and the roundup looks very much driven by charity rather than corporates, which I find very refreshing.

  • 2 teddy the phone recycler // May 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I run a small mobile recycling price comparison website in UK but although we are just starting out its becoming clear that a lot of our traffic is for handsets of no value. Not good for us at all given we only earn commision on sale value but I guess it shows that people are willing to recycle for the environmental benefits and not just financial anymore. I have also seen a huge shift in people choosing to recycle with a charity as appose to a commercial recycling company.