BANGOR – Challenger Learning Center of Maine is holding its spring electronic waste recycling event at 30 Venture Way, Bangor on Saturday, April 18 from 9 AM – 1 PM. For the first time, an opportunity for businesses to drop off on Friday, April 17, is being offered.
“Our e-waste events create a win-win-win,” stated Susan Jonason, Challenger Executive Director. “Residents from any community are able to get rid of all of the electronic junk that they’ve collected, the waste doesn’t end up in a landfill, and in exchange for providing this free service, attendees make charitable cash donations to help Challenger in its mission to inspire Maine’s students in STEM education. Challenger does not receive any benefit from the recycled materials, but the cash donations make this an important fundraiser for us.”
“Our location is ideal for e-waste recycling,” added Jennifer Therrien, Challenger Center Coordinator. “Venture Way is easy to get to from the Interstate by the Union Street or Hammond Street exits. With access roads off Maine Avenue, folks just follow the signs and drive into our big parking lot. We have volunteers to unload vehicles, so it’s a completely painless, easy procedure.”
Suggested donations are $10 for the first item and $5 for each additional item, though donations in any amount will be gratefully received. All donations of $25 or more will receive a special “thank you” gift from Challenger.
For businesses, arrangements can be made for drop offs on Friday, April 17 between 9 AM – 5 PM for a donation of $10 / item, by calling Susan Jonason, Executive Director (207) 990-2900 ext. 4. “We know of businesses who are doing a collection for their employees who will gladly contribute $10 to get rid of an old TV set or computer monitor,” Jonason suggested. “Many businesses also have old equipment that is in storage, collecting dust. We hope that they will take advantage of this special Friday opportunity to help our worthy cause while they get rid of their electonic junk.”
Televisions, monitors, printers, laptops, game systems, digital picture frames, copiers, answering machines, and more can all be recycled at the Saturday morning event on April 18th. Residents from any community can participate. To learn more about what is eligible and ineligible for recycling, get directions, etc., contact 990-2900 ext. 4.
About the Challenger Learning Center of Maine
The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides challenging, interdisciplinary, relevant educational experience for the children of Maine, in order to raise student aspirations, to improve educational achievement in mathematics and science, and to inspire interest in science and technology careers.