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Help the Environment Recycle Your Cell Phone at WFIT

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The main goal at The Wireless Alliance is to keep cell phones out of our landfills. Cell phones contain lead, arsenic, beryllium and other hazardous toxins that leach into our environment through our landfills. One cell phone, if thrown away, can pollute 40,000 gallons of ground water.
 
The cell phones collected from this program are either refurbished and reused or smelted for metals and plastics at an EPA regulated facility that is ISO 14001 certified.

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For every million cellphones that are recycled, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 
Drop off your unwanted cell phones, chargers, batteries, and accessories at WFIT, and the Wireless Alliance will recycle them for us.  Let's keep them out of our landfill!