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IRS Database Update

http://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/pub78Search.do?ein1=47-1034524&names=&city=&state=All…&country=US&deductibility=all&dispatchMethod=searchCharities&submitName=Search 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.

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Gee thanks, NOT!

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.  

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ESF eWaste Dumpster Diversion @ Owasso Free Disposal Day

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.

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Our First Shipment

On March 25th ESF loaded 19,000 pounds of ewaste onto a truck headed to a R2 facility in Dallas Texas. This material was collected mostly from our Broken Arrow and Jenks collection events. We are working on our April collection event, more details will be announced once they are finalized. 

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A Busy Month

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: http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/tulsa-group-wants-your-old-electronics/nkXSs/  We started another…

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Stepping Up and Our Next Collection Event

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…

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New Warehouse, New Disposal Options

Yesterday we completed moving in to our new processing facility. It’s tucked away in the north west corner of Tulsa. We will announce it’s location in the near future.  For the next week or so , we will be working to get it ready for the public. In other good news, it looks like we will have a  subsidized disposal channel for televisions. This means we can recycle them without charging fees. Our Synergy is growing!

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eWaste Collection Event

Ewate Collection Event Report From Sunday Dec 28th through Tuesday December 30th, Electronic Synergy Foundation held an eWaste collection event at Lafortune Park in Tulsa. As a result of this collection event, we collected 7 U-Haul trucks full of unwanted electronics, 4 of those U-hauls were full of televisions and monitors which went to Natural Evolution for recycling. The remainder went into our warehouse to be processed as scrap and re-usable products. Our intention is to use the revenue generated from this to help build our retail channels and recycling…

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