RiverLink to recycle used cell phones

Full announcement from RiverLink:

Asheville, NC– RiverLink is accepting old cell phones as part of a recycling program through the month of January.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates American consumers discarded 2.37 million tons of e-waste in 2009. That number continues to grow as more people own smart phones.

RiverLink offers recycling program as an ongoing community service throughout the year to combat e-waste. This recycling program also acts a fundraising event for our education and outreach programs. With our partnership with GRC Wireless Recycling, we receive at least 50 cents for every phone recycled- even if the screen is cracked or the phone is outdated.

Starting Friday, Jan. 3, RiverLink will accept old phones regardless of condition or age. The goal is to keep these phones out of landfills where dangerous chemicals can leach into the groundwater. We will accept phones until Friday, January 31.

The RiverLink office is located at 170 Lyman Street and is open weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Should you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Jess Peete at 828-252-8474 ext 17 or jess@riverlink.org.


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