Drop Off Your E-Waste For A Good Cause Saturday!
1/31/2014 2:11:00 PM
Got an old computer, cell phone, or outdated electronics you'd like to get rid of? Drop 'em off Saturday, February 1st, and you'll be helping out the local non-profit Full Circle Services. Here's the press release:
Austin, TX – From 9am to 5pm this Saturday, February 1st, 2014, Austinites are invited to drop off their old computers, cell phones and other outdated electronics during Full Circle Services’ Annual e-Waste Collection Drive at 440 East St. Elmo, Austin, Texas 78745. Full Circle Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. This Saturday is a great time to clean out your garage, closets and storage spaces to get rid of all of your old electronic items, so these don’t get thrown away at home and then find their way into Austin’s landfills and do tremendous harm to the environment. The staff at Full Circle Services will be serving complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers to all of those who come out to support them this weekend. As Executive Director of Full Circle Services, Kenneth Johnson, points out, “It’s extremely important that Austinites dispose of their old electronics properly by bringing their old items to a recycling center where they are handled and recycled properly to minimize damage to the environment. People just don’t realize how hazardous some of the components are inside these devices, like old cell phone batteries and the leaded glass used in older CRT monitors, so they toss these old, obsolete items in the trash at home or the dumpster at their apartment and they end up in our landfills where they degrade and are broken down over time and end up seeping into the soil, and ultimately into the water table.” Founded in 2006, Full Circle Services not only recycles old electronics, but it also refurbishes some electronic items and wholesales these to retailers or sells them through Craigslist or Ebay. The revenue generated from Full Circle Services’ business model goes to support its mission statement, which is focused on the operation of local, sober-living homes that provide subsidized, low-cost living accommodations to persons in the early stages of treatment for chemical dependency. Full Circle Services takes people’s unwanted, obsolete electronics and monetizes those through recycling or refurbishment and resale. The proceeds then go “full-circle” to help people in need, and the environment and the local community are also helped in the process. Says Johnson, “This is where Full Circle Services gets its namesake.”
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