Recyle your ‘e-waste’ and raise funds for MAPP

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T15:26:18-04:00 December 1st, 2005|News|

FERNDALE – The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, Recycling for Charities, and The City of Ferndale are teaming up to collect unwanted cellular phones, Palm Pilots and digital cameras to benefit MAPP’s ongoing AIDS prevention efforts.
Collection containers for discarded wireless equipment, or ‘e-waste,’ are located at five Ferndale locations including MAPP’s office, the Ferndale Public Library, City Hall and the Gerry Kulick Community Center. Donors may dispose of unwanted electronics during building hours or find directions for donating by mail online at http://www.recyclingforcharities.com.
Money from the sale of each item collected will be divided between MAPP and RFC.
All makes and models are accepted regardless of working condition and all donations are tax-deductible. The recycling program benefits the environment, as well as non-profit organizations, by preventing electronic waste from gathering in landfills. Cellular phones and other small electronic devices such as pagers, PDA’s, and iPods contain toxins like lead and mercury that can leak out of landfills and contaminate sources of drinking water.
‘We are extremely pleased that MAPP has chosen to work with Recycling for Charities,’ said Dwight Zahringer, president and founder of RFC. ‘The program is a win-win situation for both charities, allowing RFC to protect the environment and MAPP to raise much needed funding.’
For more information call MAPP at 248-545-1435 or visit http://www.recyclingforcharities.com.

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