MERS/Goodwill partners with the St. Louis Cardinals to host an electronics recycling and general donations drive Tuesday, April 24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Ballpark Village lot at the corner of Walnut Street and South Broadway. The drive will collect all unwanted items with a battery, cord or plug, in addition to general donations.
On the heels of Earth Day, MERS/Goodwill and the St. Louis Cardinals are helping solve the problem of no longer needed electronics. In this digital age of evolving technologies the amount of gadgets can add up quickly, and disposing of unwanted electronics can be expensive and harmful to the environment.
“The positive impact electronics drives have on our community, both environmentally and economically, is tremendous” said Bill DeWitt, Jr., Chairman and CEO of the St. Louis Cardinals. “The Cardinals are proud to encourage safe disposal of electronics and prevent unnecessary waste.”
“MERS/Goodwill is excited to once again partner with the Cardinals for such a worthwhile drive,” Dr. Lewis Chartock, President and CEO of MERS/Goodwill. “We are devoted to helping St. Louis stay environmentally and socially responsible and will continue to raise awareness of recycling unwanted electronics.”
All items will be accepted free of charge, and donors do not need to sort their items prior to dropping them off. Computers and computer accessories, phones (home and cell), clocks, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, AV equipment including cable and satellite boxes, and any device with a cord, plug or battery will be accepted.
Donors will receive a voucher for a half-price Cardinals ticket offer, restrictions apply. Additionally, participants will receive coupons to Fritz’s Frozen Custard, while supplies last, and have a chance to visit with Fredbird in the morning.
Participants will receive a tax receipt for their donation. All MERS/Goodwill stores and donation centers accept all types of electronics free of charge.