Landmark Collects Cell Phone to help protect the earth on Earth Day

Submitted by brian.davenport on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 11:28

Landmark High School in Spanish Fork, would like to thank all the members of the community who have dropped of their used cell phones for recycling.  We would especially like to thank Macey’s Food and Drug Store in Spanish Fork, who allowed the student council of Landmark High School to hand out flyers and collect cell phones.  With the effort of the students donating old cell phones, and the community, Landmark has been able to collect 57 cell phones as of Friday morning April 23, 2010.  The students are striving to collect over 100.

According to Samsung Mobile, the company sponsoring the recycling program, “On average 100 Million cell phones become obsolete due to upgrades or damage each year.”  With each cell phone recycled there is on average 0.0064 pounds of lead kept out of landfills. All of the parts of the cell phone are recycled and made back into new cell phones.

If you would like to continue to donate cell phones to this program by bringing them to the main office of Landmark High School Located at 612 South Main Street in Spanish Fork, until May 26, 2010.  Again we would like to thank the community for their effort in trying to help make the world better by recycling your used cell phones.