The City collects old and unused cellular phones and pagers. These phones & pagers are turned over to the Co-Care, the assistance organization founded by the churches of the Ritenour Ministerial Alliance, who receive $1.00 for each unit. In addition to helping to protect the environment, this also helps raises money to assist the needy in our area.
Cell phones and other electronic devices contain hazardous substances which pollute the air when burned in incinerators, and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills. It makes no difference how old the cell phones or pages are may be, OR what condition they are in either.
It is estimated that there are over 500 million unwanted cell phones in junk drawers in the United States alone. In our specific demographic area, on the average, there are about three unwanted cell phones per household.
If you would like to contribute to this program, bring your unwanted cell phones and pagers to the City Hall and deposit them in a specially marked collection box in the lobby area.