Saturday, April 12, 2014

SAT. 4/26: Dispose of your Electronics Responsibly with AISD

Electronics in our landfills is not only bad for our environment, it's bad for our health. Learn more about proper disposal of electronics in an 8-minute video, suitable for students, called "The Story of Electronics" at

NOW, if you JUST want to do the right thing with your electronic waste, keep reading!...

re-posted from the AISD webpage. PLEASE SHARE!

AUSTIN, Texas—The Austin Independent School District will host a free, citywide electronics recycling event Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez St.

Consumers are encouraged to bring their used electronics to the event for recycling; accepted items are listed below. The event is being coordinated by ARC, a technology partner of AISD, and Fone4Schools, an organization that helps local schools raise money by converting donated electronics into funds for student programs.

Senior procurement specialist Anita Anderson is enthusiastic about the program.

"This is a really great opportunity to accomplish two things: you can get rid of the electronics that you don't want any more in a responsible way, and you can help the kids in our schools get the tools they need to succeed," Anderson said.

The Fone4Schools program will donate a portion of the proceeds from recycling the donated electronics to AISD to support technology initiatives benefiting the schools in its service area.

Fone4Schools is run by Strategic Mobile Group, LLC of Austin, Texas, and is a small, minority-owned business that provides logistics and asset recovery services to hundreds of schools, federal, state and local government agencies as well as corporate organizations nationwide.

The company was founded in 2011 to provide schools with advanced fundraising capabilities that help the environment and students. Fone4Schools follows the strictest environmental and security standards for donated electronics, as well as a "no-landfill" policy. ARC partners with Fone4Schools and Strategic Mobile Group to provide new technology solutions and services, including mobile devices and computers, for Austin ISD teachers and students.

Items accepted (working or not):
Cell phones or smartphones (i.e. Android, Blackberry or Apple)
Tablets (i.e. iPads, Kindles or Android Tablets)
Home electronics, stereo equipment and cable boxes
Computer accessories and printers
Laptop and desktop computers
Personal electronics (i.e. cameras, iPods, video cameras)
Monitors and CRT's
CD's, DVD's and VHS tapes

Tube TVs and appliances are not accepted.

For more information about Austin ISD or the Community Recycling Event please contact Anita Anderson at 512-414-9800.

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