The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Fresno, in an innovative move, has announced its teaming with Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers to expand upon a program where consumers can drop off unwanted computer monitors and televisions for free at many of The Salvation Army’s locations.
The Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center of The Salvation Army recently received authorization by the State of California to collect computer monitors, laptops, and televisions and Electronic Recyclers is authorized by the State to physically recycle the items, so the teaming of the two organizations made sense to both.
The Salvation Army, Electronic Recyclers and the State of California hope the partnership will be a winning situation for everyone — California consumers can conveniently and safely dispose of household electronics, The Salvation Army and Electronic Recyclers are reimbursed for their costs, and Californians can be reassured that potentially harmful electronic by-products are not entering the State’s landfills or being shipped elsewhere.
“The concept of finding value in used materials carries particular meaning for us at The Salvation Army,” said Captain Anthony Markiewicz of the Salvation Army Fresno ARC. “Electronic waste is a growing problem that affects the environment we live in. We took the partnership concept very seriously and investigated a lot of places that recycle electronic waste. Electronic Recyclers in Fresno is the one place where we could see that they really do things right.”
“We are so proud to be partnered with The Salvation Army,” said John S. Shegerian, President and CEO of Electronic Recyclers. “They have done so much for the people of this community and communities all around the world — bringing tangible help to so many. They are a prestige organization and I am honored to be associated with them. I look forward to the good works we will be doing together — keeping the toxins from electronic waste out of landfills.”
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