Get your last-minute holiday shopping done today at the RDF, as the reusables area closes for the season.
Separately, note that Cell Phones are December’s Recyclable of the Month (just be careful about what data you leave on them…). From the RDF:
Donating your cell phone at the RDF not only reduces clutter around the house, it may save a life, is a revenue stream and environmentally beneficial. According to a 2007 study conducted by iSuppli Corporation: ” there are an estimated 700 million used cell phones in America today and 125 million added to the heap every year, it’s utterly incomprehensible why people refuse to recycle cell phones. In that study, a staggering 36.8% declared that they stored their cell phones somewhere, 10.2 % said they threw their cell phones away or lost these, and only 9.4 percent recycled their used cell phones.” Wireless phones can be redistributed, refurbished or recycled – almost every part of a wireless phone is recyclable! Mobile devices often contain toxic chemicals and therefore should always be donated or recycled.
For more information, contact Superintendent Gordon Martin at 781-235-7600 x 3340, or visit the RDF website at: www.wellesleyma.gov