I received an email from Sony today that reminded me that November 15th is America Recycles Day. If you have an obsolete digital camera or any other electronics sitting in a pile on your desk or in your garage, this is an excellent opportunity to take care of it without just adding to a landfill.
Here's a link to the americarecyclesday.org website.
Also, as I mentioned I received an email from Sony detailing some of their involvement in the program. They are sponsoring 4 drop-off locations around the country and they are offering a chance to win a new Sony DSC-HX300 Cyber-shot digital camera. Here are the details:
Subject: Sony Electronics Supports America Recycles Day on Nov. 15
What: Sony Electronics is proud to sponsor a free public consumer electronics recycling event in four cities, including San Diego and Carson, Calif., Itasca, IL and Park Ridge, NJ.
Who: All members of the community are invited to recycle unwanted household consumer electronic items for free.
When & Where: Drop-offs will be accepted at the following location and hours:
|Sony Electronics Inc.Building 7, visitor parking lot16530 Via Esprillo
San Diego, CA 92127
|8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013|
|Sony Electronics Inc.South parking lot area2201 E. Carson
Carson, CA 90810
|10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013|
|Sony Electronics Inc.Parking lot1200 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Itasca, IL 60143-1284
|8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013|
|Sony Electronics Inc.Employee parking lotOne Sony Drive
Park Ridge NJ 07656
|8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013|
You can always tell when it is time - missing buttons, won’t turn on, stacked in the corner of the garage or closest…you know, an abandoned electronic. It’s time to give that thing a whole new lease on life (and you some shelf space back), bring it to America Recycles Day at Sony!
Also, participating Sony locations are hosting an opportunity to win a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (model DSC-HX300), a high-performance camera made using Sony’s recycled plastic (SoRPlas).
Recyclable household consumer electronic items, such as all brands of televisions, computer monitors/displays, stereos, computers, cell phones, etc. will be accepted.
The following cannot be accepted: batteries, microwaves, humidifiers, thermometers, air conditioners, smoke/fire alarms/detectors and large household appliances, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washer/dryers.
To learn more about Sony Electronics’ Take Back and Recycling Program, visit www.sony.com/ecotrade. To learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot digital camera model DSC-HX300, visit www.sony.com/green. To learn more about America Recycles Day, go to www.americarecyclesday.org.