Electronic Recycling day brings a new challenge

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The Electronic Recycling event is at The Dorset School on from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday, April 28. The Dorset Teachers' Association and the Dorset Energy Committee are co-hosting this event to raise money for the school's technology fund.

This event is open to everyone. It is not limited to Dorset residents. Organizers are challenging participants to bring a friend, along with their electronics to recycle.

"We are always amazed and appreciative about the amount of electronics that people bring to recycle, said Phyllis Tate, event co-chair. "This is a challenge to be even kinder to Mother Earth and to get more people to dispose of their electronics responsibly and easily."

All items will be accepted free of charge.

Acceptable items include computers (laptops, desktops, tablets, and servers), printers, ink and toner cartridges, monitors, UPS battery backups, stereo equipment, satellite dishes (any size), game consoles (Wii, Playstation, etc), digital cameras, cellphones, BlackBerrys, MP3 players, and small household appliances such as toasters, fans, hair dryers, and more. Basically, anything with a power cord or is wireless is acceptable. Large appliances such as stoves and ovens cannot be accepted. Monetary donations are being accepted and proceeds will go towards the school's Technology Fund.

Please note that The Dorset School will only be accepting items the day of the drive. Because of storage space and cost of removal they cannot accept any of these items prior to or after the drive.

Organizers extend a special thank you to Good Point Recycling (www.retroworks.net) for their donation of time and manpower to help make our drive a success. Good Point Recycling is an electronic recycler based in Middlebury that services Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island from their Vermont headquarters, and the southwest from their Arizona warehouse. From laptop credits to "e-waste" disposal, their recycling services are respected, vetted, economical, legal, and guaranteed. www.retroworks.net

For more information, please contact Phyllis Tate at ptate@brsu.org. The Dorset School is located at 130 School Drive, Dorset, VT 05251. Visit their website at dorsetschool.us.

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