Electronics Recycling Drop-Off
Sponsored By Bluegrass For Babies & 2trg
Bluegrass for Babies and 2trg are sponsoring a recycling drive to collect unwanted electronic waste (e-waste) from the local community.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Theodore M. Berry Friendship Park (1135 Riverside Dr.)
Acceptable items include: Cables, CD-ROM drives, cellular phones, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPUs, CRT monitors, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, microwaves, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, processor chips, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, televisions, terminals, and VCR players.
All electronics will be recycled by 2trg, a certified recycler that operates under zero-landfill and zero-export policies. Data storage devices will be sanitized according to NIST SP 800-88 standards.
A complete list of acceptable items is available on 2trg's website.
A $10 cash fee will be charged for each monitor, and a $20 cash fee will be charged for each TV. $5 from each payment will be donated to Bluegrass for Babies to support Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Bluegrass for Babies, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that strives to improve children's health by raising funds for the Perinatal Institute of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The organization's goal at this year's event is to raise $50,000 -- the entire amount to be dedicated to improving the health of Cincinnati's most fragile newborns.
After dropping off electronics, participants are encouraged to attend the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert sponsored by GreenBEAN Delivery, Simple Skin Care, and Cincinnati Family Magazine at Sawyer Point from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The concert features bluegrass music, children's activities, exhibitor booths offering sustainable living information and demonstrations, fresh food options, and a farmer's market. Event information and ticket details can be found online at www.bluegrassforbabies.com.
About Bluegrass For Babies, Inc.
Bluegrass for Babies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that strives to improve children's health. We achieve our mission through creating fund raising events to benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, by partnering with other nonprofits benefiting children's health, and through educating our constituents on healthy living practices.
Mt. Lookout residents Matt and Anne Schneider founded Bluegrass for Babies in 2009. They were inspired to give back to Cincinnati Children's following the life-saving surgery their son Nicholas received when he was two days old. The annual fundraising event is a unique and fun charitable bluegrass concert, designed for the entire family. While its priority is to raise funds for Cincinnati Children's, the organization has an equally important mission to educate kids and parents about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.
To date, Bluegrass for Babies has donated $45,000 to Cincinnati Children's.
2trg is a Cincinnati, OH based company specializing in computer and technology reuse and recycling, CRT de-manufacturing, and secure data destruction. It provides these services to small businesses, schools and governments, Fortune 500 companies, value-added resellers, electronics manufacturers, other recyclers, and local residents. 2trg Cincinnati and 2trg Geneva are R2, e-Stewards, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. 2trg does not send hazardous e-waste to landfills, incinerators, or developing countries. 2trg is a National Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) as certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). 2trg has diverted over 75 million pounds of e-waste from landfills since it began recycling as Technology Recycling Group in 2004. For more information on 2trg, please call 1-888-263-0888 or visit www.2trg.com.