The Council Rock Education Foundation will be collecting and recycling small electronics items at Council Rock schools through March 14th. “It’s a great way to safely recycle old cell phones, iPods, laptops and tablets,” says Renee Devlin, coordinator of the Council Rock Green Team. “All proceeds from this recycling drive will support innovative programs through the Education Foundation and the Council Rock Green Team, and emphasize the green message that recycling is an ongoing commitment to protecting our planet.”
Bins will be available in all schools and the Chancellor Center to collect all electronics items smaller than a laptop including cell phones, inkjet cartridges, laptop computers and netbooks, iPads and tablets, iPods and MP3 players, digital SLR cameras and lenses, digital cameras and camcorders, handheld game systems, game consoles (Xbox, Wii, PS3), range finders and sky caddies, GPS devices and radar detectors, e-book readers, mobile hotspots and MiFi devices, 4G USB air cards and graphing calculators (cords and cables can be included for recycling as well). All items will be recycled safely, which allows rare earth metals to be re-used.
Larger electronics such as TVs and stereos cannot be accepted, but can be recycled at Staples.
For more info visit www.creducationfoundation.org.
PHOTO CAP: Members of the Environmental Action Club at Council Rock High School North, from left, Nick Wu, Chris Ugras, Kelsey Mallon, Stephanie Durkin, and Frank Tkacheno.