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  1. Only 10 percent of the 140.3 million cell phones retired in 2007 were recycled.[35]


  2. Of the 2.25 million tons of electronics (TVs, cell phones, computers, etc) retired in 2007, 82 percent were discarded, mostly to landfills.[36]


  3. About 304 million electronics were disposed of from US households in 2005. Two-thirds of them still worked.[36]


  4. If we recycled all of the cell phones retired each year, we would save enough energy to power 18,500 homes for a year.[36]


  5. In 2007, 82 percent of retired televisions and computers were discarded, mostly to landfills.[37]


  6. Recycling one million laptops saves enough energy to power 3,657 American homes in a year.[38]


  7. Recycling one million cell phones allows 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium to be recovered.[38]

  8. According to the National Recycling Institute, 500 million computers became obsolete in 2007. 


  9. In his book Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawken writes when you discard a five-pound laptop you are also throwing away the 20,000 pounds of raw materials it took to make it. Besides benefiting from not having to pay for recycling a computer, donors who donate computer equipment can receive tax deduction receipt. 

Won’t you please say “Yes” and fill out the form below, and contact us today so we can arrange a pickup?

Recycling For Charities will recycle and restore used computer equipment donated by area businesses and individuals. Our mission is to have a significant environmental impact by driving more unwanted functional computers into the refurbishing process, and hands of low-income families and nonprofit organizations, while minimizing their effect on landfills, and their contribution to harmful greenhouse gases.

Used computers in a downsizing or uncertain economy can offer low cost alternatives to low income families or nonprofit organizations, such as schools, and bridges the digital divide.

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