There was a terrific response from the Marion County, Florida community in supporting Sun Digital’s first eRecycle drive on Dec. 8, 2010. More than 45 cars turned out on this extremely cold December day to drop off trunks full of old electronic equipment. The event filled a large size Uhaul and included: 83 computer towers and laptops, 75 printers, 32 CRT monitors and televisions, 15 flat screen monitors, 2 large flat screen TV’s, 5 cell phones, 5 diabetic testers, 160lbs of cords and cables, and 330lbs of miscellaneous electronic equipment. The hundreds of dollars were raised for the United Way of Marion County to benefit the community care fund . The benefit to the Florida environment-PRICELESS!
There were several pieces of feedback received. The resounding theme over and over was, “Are you going to have another eRecycle drive?” and “Thank You for holding this drive, I’ve been holding on this old electronic equipment for a while” and “I didn’t want to just throw the electronics in the dump and didn’t know what else to do with it.” The answer is YES, Sun Digital will be hosting another eRecycle Charity Drive Mid January 2011 (exact date is TBD). Just after the holidays is a perfect time to help people, who received new electronic equipment and are trying to figure out what to do with the old electronic equipment.
The eRecycling drives help the Marion County community in multiple ways. They help people clear unwanted electronic equipment out of their homes and businesses. They help the environment by keeping old electronics out of landfills by responsibly recycling them. In addition, they help generate revenue that can be donated to the local Marion County community. Very few fundraisers can say this!