With tight city and state budgets, non-profit organizations are feeling the squeeze. There's less money to go around for extra programs or to maintain current service levels. However, Christ the Shepherd Church has partnered with ASL Recycling to help raise money for their ongoing community service with local food banks, shelters and recovery programs.
"We are always looking for ways to raise funds for our community services and this Earth Day we are excited to do something great for our organization and also something great for our planet. The money we raise this weekend will be used to support our community programs," said Laura Mulfinger Chair of Stewardship for Christ the Shepherd Church.
On Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 9am-4pm local residents and businesses can celebrate Earth Day by recycling their old, obsolete and unwanted electronics for FREE at CTS at 185 West Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA 91001.
"E-waste Drop-off is a partnership program we created to make recycling unwanted electronics do more than just give back to our planet, but to also give back to the non-profit work that adds so much to our communities," said Carey Levine, vice president of sales and marketing at ASL Recycling. "Our collection event is turn-key for our partners, turnkey for the event attendees, and can make a huge difference. We are excited to partner with Christ the Shepard Church to raise money for their continued commitment to their local community...I can't think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day."
Participants in e-waste drop-off at CTS can expect to drop-off any electronics, working or not, for FREE (please see list of accepted items below). There will be staff there to help you get the material out of your car and all of the electronics will go to ASL Recycling where it will all be recycled. A portion of the proceeds will be shared with CTS to support their community services.
Items Accepted At Collection Event: Televisions, flat panel displays, computer monitors, computers, VCRs, DVD Players, cell phones, stereo components, microwaves, fax machines, keyboards, mice, radios, cables and cords, tape and zip drives, printers, hard drives, lap tops, pc boards, and more. Visit www.ewastedropoff.com for more information.
What to recycle, and why: Electronics accepted at e-waste drop-off locations includes TVs, cell phones, audio-video components, computer equipment, microwave ovens, electronic equipment from offices and labs, and more. These items are potentially toxic to the environment and by choosing to recycle them, Californians can help divert e-waste from landfills.