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US refill franchise offers free electronics recycling

April 1, 2015

The Rapid Refill Ink store is taking part in “Electronics for a Cause” to raise money for local initiatives.

The Rapid Refill Tampa team

The Rapid Refill Tampa team

The store in Tampa, Florida is part of the Rapid Refill franchise in the USA, and reported that it would be part of the “Electronics for a Cause” campaign to offer free consumer electronics recycling, with all proceeds going to the non-profit organisation Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.

The initiative has been set up to celebrate Earth Day, and will last from 22 April to 30 May, with electronics able to be dropped off at the store from Monday to Saturday. A wide range of products will be accepted fro recycling, including printers and both inkjet and toner cartridges.

Other products include: computers (desktops and laptops); servers; hard drives; circuit boards; monitors; copiers; DVD players; VCRs; modems; cable boxes; satellite receivers; routers; lead acid non-spillable batteries; lithium ion batteries; mobile phones; telephones; insulated cable; all metals associated with electronics; and game consoles.

The store is working alongside Urban E Recycling, which will “wipe hard drives off-site” and “provide a data destruction certificate” for $5 (€4.63). Customers wishing to “donate large items” including big screens can also arrange pick-ups with the store, while on-site document shredding will be available for a cheaper fee of 79 cents (73 euro cents) per pound.

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