Stuff 18-wheelers full of potentially toxic gear, or securely shred heaps of old documents
You know you’ve got them. Motorola flip phones, stereos with blown amps, computers struggling to run Windows 95, rear projection televisions with the red color malfunctioning, and VCRs with “The Breakfast Club” tape stuck inside. They are everywhere, taking up space, sitting unused with potentially toxic metals that have no business discarded into landfills, left along roadsides or stashed in garages.
Get ready to properly dispose of all those outdated electronics cluttering up your home and office. Energy Corridor Recycles Day 2014 is Saturday, November 15. This is your chance to help us remove the potential environmental threat of improperly disposed televisions, computers, telecommunications equipment, hard drives, game consoles and other electronics that can be laced with heavy metals.
Last year hundreds of people brought their old electronics stash, documents that needed shredding and a host of other recyclable items to The Energy Corridor Recycles Day. The electronics take alone was enough to fill two 18-wheelers. And the document shredding truck was overflowing with confetti within a couple of hours.
It is an effortless way to recycle your old stuff, doing your part to keep the environment uncontaminated and your office or garage free of clutter. Just drive up and a host of volunteers unloads your trunk or pickup bed. Judd Nelson would find it easier than taunting Molly Ringwald (the scene where my Breakfast Club VHS copy bit the dust).
Join BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Phillips 66 and The Energy Corridor District for Energy Corridor Recycles Day 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15. Save the date and stay tuned for more details.
Your business can participate, too, from sponsorships, providing goodie bag swag or getting the word out to employees. For more information, contact Rachael Weaver, community relations coordinator for The Energy Corridor District, firstname.lastname@example.org.