For those who have a new cell phone and are wondering what you can do with the old one (pagers and PDAs also), here is an idea! State and university system employees now have the opportunity to donate these items and have a portion of the proceeds benefit Earth Share of Georgia and its environmental member groups. These devices will be properly recycled, refitted and made available to developing nations for use, or sold domestically. Be sure to include the battery and charger with the devices, and to erase all information stored prior to submitting for recycling.
There is no charge to the donor for this recycling service.
If you wish to receive a receipt for your donation, go to http://www.collectivegood.com/
1. Click on Donate tab
2. Click on Environmental link on left side menu
3. Click on Earth Share of Georgia (there is also a national Earth Share link) or other environmental group. All participating Earth Share of Georgia member groups have their own links
4. Fill out the form
5. Print the confirmation page and rubber band it to the phone/PDA/pager
This enters the donor information into the Collective Good database so that the charity you select will receive your name to send an acknowledgement letter.
Cell phone, pagers and PDAs can be dropped off in Room 1920 West Tower (State Personnel Administration) or sent via interoffice mail. If you have a large quantity of these items and would like to send them directly to the recycling group, please notify Karen Davis-Keene Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a postage-paid FedEx Ground label. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please email Karen.email@example.com>
Also, remember to recycle or properly dispose of trash from your car. The Department of Transportation spends millions of dollars each year cleaning up litter from roadways in Georgia. If we all work together, we can make Georgia a better place to live and work.