Sponsor Post: Donate Unwanted Electronics to Injured Troops
Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:00AM
While many charity programs focus on donating items – both necessary and fun items – to overseas soldiers, it seems that our injured troops who are here at home are often overlooked in the donation process. These men and women who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan need encouragement and support more than nearly anyone else, though, which is why the Recycle San Diego electronics donation program focuses on injured troops.
This program is both environmentally friendly and helpful to injured troops. For this program, residents of the San Diego area can drop off any unwanted laptops, cell phones, iPods, LCD flat-screen televisions, portable DVD players, and other personal electronic items whether they work or not. While many programs for donation will only accept electronics that are still in working condition, Recycle San Diego can accept those that are currently out of service for whatever reason. The company then restores and refurbishes unwanted items and donates them to injured troops.
Recycle San Diego uses even badly damaged electronics, often combining parts of different laptops, for instance, to create an essentially new, refurbished product. Because this company's main focus is on recycling, all of the refurbishments are done in an environmentally friendly way, using donated parts from other unwanted electronics. Those electronics that still have workable parts left are saved and used for further refurbishment projects. Completely unusable parts can be recycled along with the other electronics recycled by the company on a daily basis.
This recycling program is a great way for residents of San Diego and the surrounding areas to get rid of the electronics they no longer want or need – rather than letting them gather dust in a closet or, worse, disposing of them in a landfill.
About Recycle San Diego
Recycle San Diego is the area’s preeminent provider of recycling services, including electronics recycling, battery recycling, ewaste drop-off and pickup services and business waste management. Recycle San Diego also offers ewaste collection events, hard drive destruction and paper shredding services. Learn more at RecycleSanDiego.org.
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