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AISD to Host Free City-wide Electronics Recycling Event April 26

The Austin Independent School District will host a free, city wide electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Austin High School at 1715 W Cesar Chavez Street.

Consumers are encouraged to bring their used electronics to the event for recycling; accepted items are listed below. The event is being coordinated by ARC, a technology partner of Austin ISD, and Fone4Schools, an organization that helps local schools raise money by converting donated electronics into funds for student programs.

Senior Procurement Specialist Anita Anderson is enthusiastic about the program.

"This is a really great opportunity to accomplish two things: you can get rid of the electronics that you don't want any more in a responsible way, and you can help the kids in our schools get the tools they need to succeed," Anderson said.

The Fone4Schools program will donate a portion of the proceeds from recycling the donated electronics to the Austin ISD to support technology initiatives benefiting the schools in its service area.

Fone4Schools is run by Strategic Mobile Group, LLC of Austin Texas and is a small, minority-owned business that provides logistics and asset recovery services to hundreds of schools, federal, state and local government agencies as well as corporate organizations nationwide.

The company was founded in 2011 to provide schools with advanced fundraising capabilities that help the environment and students. Fone4Schools follows the strictest environmental and security standards for donated electronics, as well as a "no-landfill" policy.  ARC partners with Fone4Schools and Strategic Mobile Group to provide new technology solutions and services, including mobile devices and computers, for Austin ISD teachers and students.

For more information about Austin ISD or the Community Recycling Event please contact Anita Anderson at 512-414-9800, or visit the website at www.austinisd.orgĀ .

Items Accepted, working or not, at Community Recycling Day on April 26, 2014:
- Cell Phones or Smartphones (i.e. Android, Blackberry or Apple)
- Tablets (i.e. iPads, Kindles or Android Tablets)
- Home Electronics, Stereo Equipment and Cable Boxes
- Computer Accessories & Printers
- Laptop and Desktop Computers
- Personal Electronics (i.e. cameras, iPods, video cameras)
- Monitors & CRT's
- CD's, DVD's and VHS tapes