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ELECTRONIC RECYCLING FUNDRAISER
Any individual or organization with unwanted electronics
Saturday October 21st, 2017
7030 S Lewis Ave,
Tulsa, OK 74136
Any unwanted electronic devices including computers,printers, phones, office equipment , LCD monitors, etc. (*excluding CRT ‘tube’ style TVs & Monitors)
Unwanted electronics release toxins into the environment when throw in the trash. The revenue generated from properly recycling your unwanted electronics will be used to fund the Typros Foundation’s mission.
*CRT style TVs and monitors cost money to recycle. Since this is a fundraiser, that would be working against that purpose. Those items can be recycled through The Met, and Electronic Synergy Foundation. Contact them for information on locations, hours and fees associated with these items.
VIdeo Revolution will recycle your old television with the purchase of a new one.
Data destruction and environmentally responsible disposal of material will be handled through 501tech.net, Electronic Synergy Foundation and our R2/E-steward partners.
Synergy is everyone working together for the common good!
See there it is, the IRS now confirms we are a 501C3 organization and that donations are tax deductible. We’ve actually been that way for 6 months, but it’s nice to have confirmation available.
Now we have to kick our fundraising and marketing efforts into high gear, else we’re likely to end up bankrupt and without a warehouse in the near future.
It has come to our attention that the IRS never updated their business masterfile in regards to Electronic Synergy Foundation’s 501C3 Charitable Status. This has caused us a great deal of difficulty, especially in holding conversations with potential donors.
We have contacted the IRS and the problem has been resolved. Sometime in late June/Early July, the IRS will release a new database and our confirmation status will propagate to other databases.
Saturday April 25th, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
The city of Owasso holds this disposal day for their citizens. Provided are dumpsters where you can disposa of your unwanted stuff.. ESF was there to make sure that no ewaste made it into the dumpster.
As a result of our collection efforts, 3732 pounds of eWaste were diverted from the landfills.
On an interesting side note, i’m not sure why we ended up with this many vacuums, but they too can be recycled.
A lot has occurred since the last blog entry.
The subsidized disposal program we were trying to get involved with got reinstated, but at a lower pay-out rate. While it’s still the best disposal option for CRTs, the new price structure barely covers the cost of the packaging material (pallets. gaylords, shrinkwrap) to prepare the stuff for shipment.
Thanks to the collections from our Jenks event, we will be sending out our first truckload truckload of material for recycling.
Fox23 Came out and shot this footage:
We started another Indiegogo campaign. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-esf-recycle-1-million-pounds-of-ewaste
We are increasing our efforts to find other non-profit organizations that would benefit from some of the electronics we collect.
There’s more stuff in the works, once it happens it’ll get posted here.
The subsidized CRT disposal program we intended to participate in has been suspended.
After much consideration it was decided that ESF will still NOT charge recycling fees. We consider recycling fees to be a barrier to recycling and would rather pay the recycling fees ourselves then see that CRT go in the trash. We will gladly accept donations, and seek out subsidized disposal programs to help offset recycling costs, but at the end of the day, if someone has to pay to make them go away, we’re gonna step up and do it.
This is the press release for our next collection event:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Electronic Synergy Foundation
Scott Metzger, Executive Director
February 16th, 2015 Tulsa Oklahoma
Electronic Synergy Foundation is holding a free electronic recycling event in Broken Arrow.
At the Family Aquatic Center ( Central Park Pool) 1400 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
This event will be held Sunday, February 22nd though Tuesday, February 24th, from 10 AM to Sundown (aprox 6:30)
Electronic Synergy Foundation is a non-profit electronic recycler whose mission is to leverage the recycling of electronics for the community benefits of environmental stewardship, economic development, and charitable works.
ESF sorts the material it receives into three categories. Reusable, Recyclable and Liability Disposal.
Reusable items are refurbished (data destruction + repairs) and sent for re-use through donation or resale.
Recyclable items are processed for their material content and recycled into new products.
“Liability disposal items are usually monitors, but may be any material where the recycling costs exceeds the value of the material produced.” states Scott Metzger, president of ESF, “No electronics should be disposed of in the trash (many laws agree with this). CRT monitors (TVs, old style monitors) are 20% Lead, and flat screens contain Mercury vapor in fragile tubes. ESF insures these items are disposed of properly.”
ESF does not charge “recycling fees” for monitors, instead ESF looks to offset the recycling costs for liability disposal items through revenue generated from it’s operations, donor support, and subsidized disposal programs. We consider the costs in keeping these monitors out of the trash as part of our mission of environmental stewardship.
Electronics to be recycled include but are not limited to: computers, cell phones, laptops, video game consoles, DVD/VCR players, televisions, monitors, and printers in any age or condition.
Your purchases from our auction support our recycling efforts. Dismiss