Got a junky old cell phone you don’t know what to do with? Don’t throw it out. For Earth Day 2010, Mountain Xpress collects old, broken and useless cell phones for recycling, keeping toxic materials out of our local landfills.
You’re not just helping the Earth by keeping toxic materials out of our land and water–you’re also getting a chance at some choice festival tickets. For every phone dropped off, recyclers are entered in a contest for festival tix for the French Broad River Festival, LEAF and Bonnaroo.
All you have to do is drop your old phones (even broken ones) off for recycling. Condition doesn’t matter. Repairable phones will be refurbished for use by residents of women’s shelters, and hopelessly broken phones will be recycled.
There are two ways to help Xpress recycle your phone or turn it into a useable phone for someone in need. One, drop it off at the Mountain Xpress offices at 2 Wall Street by the big iron, second floor. There’s a recycling box at the top of the stairs. Hours for drop-off are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Xpress accepts phones through April 30. When dropping off phones at Xpress offices, be certain to track someone down and get one ticket for each phone you recycle.
The other option is to stop by the Earth Day celebration in Martin Luther King Park Park near downtown Asheville on Saturday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Look for the Mountain Xpress booth and drop your phone off there.
Winners will be selected randomly from all tickets exchanged for phones.
According to the Bonnaroo Mobile Phone Recycling Drive, Xpress‘ partner in this recycling effort, less than ten percent of electronics are recycled properly. So bring your phones to us. We’ve got it from there.
Bonnaroo Mobile Phone Recycling Drive – bring your old phones to Mountain Xpress
April 9-30, drop off at Xpress offices at 2 Wall Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
April 17, Mountain Xpress booth, Earth Day at Martin Luther King Park, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.