Thursday, December 15, 2011
Cell Phone Collection Drives – December 2011
Schools, communities, and organizations doing their cell phone collection
drives this December:
Michigan Cell Phones For Our Troops
Lake Shore and Lakeview high schools in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan are now
collecting used cell phones from students, parents, and the
surrounding community. Proceeds from the cell phone drive which runs up to
December 15th will be used to purchase 60-minute calling cards which will
distributed to U.S. troops stationed overseas.
Louisville Science Center Recycling Exhibit and Electronics Collection
The Louisville Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky is scheduled to open an
exhibit tomorrow Thursday, December 8th, titled “Reuse-apalooza.” The science exhibit which will focus on
recycling will run until January 2, 2012 and will feature such items as
terrariums constructed from found objects, home-made musical instruments, etc.
Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to turn in their used electronic items
such as old cell phone to help raise funds to prevent toxic metals from ewaste
from leaching into landfills.
Arizona YouChange Launches Electronic Recycling Program for
YouChange Holdings Corp, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently launched it’s
electronics recycling programs for the 2,300 public and private
schools in Arizona. The aim of the program is to help educate students about
e-waste, encourage the collection of obsolete electronics, including used cell
phones, and help raise funds for cash-strapped schools. YouChange successfully
completed the beta testing of their program at Mountain Point High School and
Gililland Middle School collecting over 10,000 pounds of electronics.
Detroit High School Collecting Cell Phones For The Troops
Students of South Lyon High School in Detroit will be participating in the Cell Phones for Soldiers Drive this December. The students will
be putting up collection boxes in business establishments throughout the Detroit
metro area to allow people to donate their used cell phones. The proceeds from
the drive, which will run from Nov. 21 to Dec. 13, will be used to purchase
prepaid calling cards that soldiers now assigned overseas can use to call their
loved ones back home.
The Ewaste Recycler Can Help
For those who are interested in conducting a cell phone recycling or
collection drive in their school, office, or community, The Ewaste Recycler can assist you with prepaid shipping labels, cell phone collection bags, and customized
fliers. Feel free to request for a Cell Phone Collection Information Kit today. If you’re having a cell phone collection drive this month or scheduled for January 2012, please leave a comment below so we can feature your activity in our weekly roundup of Cell Phone Drives throughout the U.S.