As part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, Rapid Refill Ink will join forces with Urban E Recycling from November 12 – 17, 2012, to present “Electronics for a Cause,” a weeklong event offering free recycling of consumer electronics with a chance to win a computer and other valuable prizes. Recycling proceeds will benefit the Hillsborough Achievement And Resource Centers (HARC).
Those dropping off used electronics at Rapid Refill Ink, 10416 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa; (813) 514-0680, will be entered into a drawing to win a refurbished desktop computer and gift cards from area retailers. Items may be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The following items will be accepted for proper recycling: Computers (desktop and laptop), servers, hard drives, circuit boards, UPS battery backups, monitors, flat screens, printers, copiers, DVD players, VCRs, modems, cable boxes, satellite receivers, routers, lead acid non-spillable batteries, lithium ion batteries, cell phones, telephones, phone system hardware, insulated cable, all metals associated with electronics and video game systems.
Those wishing to donate large items, such as big screens or a large quantity of items, can call Rapid Refill Ink, (813) 514-0679, to arrange for pick-up.
Urban E Recycling will wipe hard drives off-site and provide a data destruction certificate. The $5 fee will be donated to HARC.
The event will also feature on-site, secure document shredding for a discounted fee of .79 per pound.
Special 5th Anniversary product discounts will be in effect during the weeklong celebration.
Greater than 85 percent of all electronic waste (E-waste) goes un-recycled, with millions of tons entering the waste stream every year. The average American household has at least 24 electronic products. E-waste can contain more than 1,000 components, many of which are toxic. Local ordinances require that electronics be disposed of in a proper manner, not placed in with normal household or office trash.
About Rapid Refill Ink
Rapid Refill Ink, www.rapidrefill338.com; www.facebook.com/RapidRefillTampa, offers a complete selection of quality Rapid Refill brand inkjet and laser toner cartridges at significant savings, plus other supplies for all popular printer and copier brands, including Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Epson, Brother, Lexmark, Dell, Samsung, Sharp, Xerox, Oki and others.
About Urban E Recycling
Urban E Recycling, www.urbanerecycling.com, believes that business and environmental responsibility go hand in hand. The company not only collects and buys electronics, it also offers consulting services to set up offices in the best way so as to minimize their ecological footprint while maximizing profits.
Hillsborough Achievement And Resource Centers (HARC), www.hillsarc.com, is one of the oldest and most respected agencies serving people with disabilities in the Tampa Bay Region. HARC is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization founded in 1953 by parents of children with mental retardation. Since then, HARC has evolved into an organization providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.