Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/18/2012 -- As part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, Rapid Refill Ink will join forces with Urban E Recycling from November 12 – 17, 2012, to present “Electronics for a Cause,” a weeklong event offering free recycling of consumer electronics with a chance to win a computer and other valuable prizes. Recycling proceeds will benefit the Hillsborough Achievement And Resource Centers (HARC).
Those dropping off used electronics at Rapid Refill Ink, 10416 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, will be entered into a drawing to win a refurbished desktop computer and gift cards from area retailers. Items may be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The following items will be accepted for proper recycling: Computers (desktop and laptop), servers, hard drives, circuit boards, UPS battery backups, monitors, flat screens, 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 and video game systems.
Those wishing to donate large items, such as big screens or a large quantity of items, can call Rapid Refill Ink, (813) 514-0680, to arrange for pick-up.
Urban E Recycling will wipe hard drives off-site and provide a data destruction certificate. The $5 fee will be donated to HARC.
The event will also feature on-site, secure document shredding for a discounted fee of .79 per pound. Special 5th Anniversary product discounts will be in effect during the weeklong celebration.
Greater than 85 percent 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.
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