"Electronics for a Cause” offers free recycling and raises funds for Meals on Wheels of Tampa
Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/22/2013 -- As part of its 2013 Earth Day celebration, Rapid Refill Ink will join forces with Urban E Recycling to present “Electronics for a Cause.” The weeklong event runs from April 22 – 27, 2013 and offers free recycling of consumer electronics. All recycling proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels of Tampa.
Used office and household electronics can be dropped off at Rapid Refill Ink, 10416 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Large donation items, such as big screen TVs, can call Rapid Refill Ink to arrange a pick-up at (813) 514-0680.
The following items will be accepted for recycling: computers (desktop and laptop), servers, hard drives, circuit boards, UPS battery backups, monitors, printers, copiers, DVD players, VCRs, modems, cable boxes, satellite receivers, routers, lead acid non-spillable batteries, lithium ion batteries, cell phones, telephones, phone system hardware, insulated cable, all metals associated with electronics, video game systems and ink and toner cartridges.
Urban E Recycling will wipe hard drives off-site and provide a data destruction certificate. The $5 fee will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Tampa. On-site, secure document shredding for a discounted fee of .79 per pound is also available.
More than 85% of all electronic waste (E-waste) goes un-recycled, with millions of tons entering the waste stream every year. The average American household has at least 24 electronic products. E-waste can contain more than 1,000 components, many of which are toxic. Local ordinances require that electronics be disposed of in a proper manner, not placed in with normal household or office trash.
About Urban E Recycling: Urban E Recycling believes that business and environmental responsibility go hand in hand. The company not only collects and buys electronics; it also offers consulting services to set up offices in the best way so as to minimize their ecological footprint while maximizing profits. To learn more about Urban E Recycling, visit http://urbanerecycling.com.
About Meals on Wheels: Meals On Wheels of Tampa is committed to the mission of “Nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors.” Meals On Wheels serves approximately 660 individuals with a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by a caring volunteer. The quality of the food provides nourishment for the body. The encouraging words from volunteers, provides enrichment for the soul. For many of the homebound, a visit from a volunteer is the only human contact they will receive that day. Together we strengthen the community by caring for a segment of our population who are often forgotten and cannot get out of the house. Visit http://mowtampa.org, facebook.com/Meals-On-Wheels-of-Tampa to learn more about Meals on Wheels.
About Rapid Refill
Rapid Refill Ink offers a complete selection of quality Rapid Refill brand inkjet and laser toner cartridges at significant savings, plus other supplies for all popular printer and copier brands, including Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Epson, Brother, Lexmark, Dell, Samsung, Sharp, Xerox, Oki and others. Rapid Refill retail stores have a huge selection in stock, every day, so customers can buy off the shelf – no more waiting for cartridges to be refilled! Using Rapid Refill brand cartridges saves customers money and keeps cartridges out of landfills – two significant advantages over buying new. Rapid Refill plans to be the number one source for print cartridges and services in every community. To learn more, visit http://rapidrefill338.com and http://facebook.com/RapidRefillTampa
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