RiverLink is accepting old cell phones as part of a recycling program through the months of July and August.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates American consumers discarded 2.44 million tons of e-waste in 2016. That number continues to grow as more people own smart phones.
RiverLink offers a 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. Through 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Recycling, we receive at least 50 cents for every phone recycled- even if the screen is cracked or the phone is outdated.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 Monday, July 18th, 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 Wednesday, August 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 Justin Young at 828-252-8474 ext 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.