[dropcap1]L[/dropcap1]ast week, we kicked off the Recycle-IT campaign at Town Kitchen and Bar. There was a fantastic turnout complete with enthusiastic local residents as well as Commissioners and Mayors who were eager to come out and support recycling old technology to the benefit of Miami-Dade Public Schools. We bore witness to some relics of the past, all of which are being recycled in order to help bring Miami-Dade schools up to speed, technologically speaking. We picked up over one hundred pounds of batteries, heaps of mobile phones, femur-crushing laptops (including one that had not one but two floppy disk drives!) and old iPods that had been dropped once too often.
But if you missed out on our great event, you don’t need to fret. The campaign is running through the end of February, so you can still make a difference by recycling any of your old technology that may be just laying about your house or office. For a complete listing of devices we accept (which includes jet-skis and tractors), click here.
Remember, each dollar of proceeds that goes to Miami-Dade Public Schools is matched with ten dollars from the Federal Government. So, you can get rid of some old junk, save the environment and raise your property values by bettering local schools. It’s really a win-win-win situation, which is why we encourage you to share this great campaign with your friends and family. Everyone has old batteries and burnt-out lightbulbs just waiting to be thrown away–why not donate them instead?
We’ll be keeping the conversation going on the Recycle-IT campaign over on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow both Preemo and the campaign itself to learn more about weekly giveaways for those who donate, scheduling pick-ups and more.
If you are interested in donating any old or used technology, all you need to do is simply fill in a pick-up request form on the Recycle-IT Facebook page and we’ll have one of the amazing drivers swing by your home or office, at your convenience, to sweep away your old gadgets for a good cause.