June 25, 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: Free, Donations also accepted
The Weavers Way Environment Committee and the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting are co-sponsoring a free electronics recycling collection on Saturday, June 25 from 10am to 2 pm at 100 E. Mermaid Lane, in the parking lot at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. All materials received will be handled in a safe and ethical manner by Materials Processing Corp. (MPC).
While this event is free, voluntary donations will be requested. Half of the donations received will go to the Environment Committee’s fund, whereby small grants are given to community groups for environmental projects and education. The other half will fund community gardening projects in the Fair Hill neighborhood.
A wide variety of items will be accepted, including computers, printers, TVs, audio equipment, cameras, cell phones, DVD players, VCRs and telephones. For a complete list of items or for questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania recently passed a law setting standards for recycling electronics in order to keep their toxic waste out of landfills. MPC, Materials Processing Corp., exceeds the highest standards for electronics recycling. Along with various industry certifications, they are also certified by the nonprofit Basel Action Network as an e-Steward. MPC recently opened a state-of-the-art facility in NE Philadelphia where they have hired 40 local employees. The company adheres to safe practices for recycling so that the environment and workers’ health are not compromised. MPC sees reuse as the highest form of recycling, so they recondition collected items when at all possible. They have a strict no landfill policy. None of the materials they collect are processed in developing countries, where unregulated electronics usually are sent.
We hope to see you on the 25th. There is no rain date planned, so we’ll be there rain or shine. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors! Volunteers are needed to help with the collection. If you’d like to help, email us at email@example.com or call Stevik at 215-242-4419.