This year's Newtown Grant Garage sale will feature an electronics recycling drive to benefit Council Rock schools.
The Council Rock Education Foundation will be collecting and recycling small electronics items at the annual sale, to be held Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Electronic items that will be accepted include:
- cell phones
- Inkjet cartridges
- laptop computers and netbooks
- iPads and tablets
- iPods and MP3 players
- digital cameras and camcorders
- handheld game systems
- game consoles (Xbox, Wii, PS3)
- GPS devices
- radar detectors
- ebook readers.
“It’s a great way to safely recycle old cell phones and iPods while shopping for bargains at the same time” said Renee Devlin, coordinator of the Council Rock Green Team.
“All proceeds from this recycling drive will support innovative programs through the Education Foundation and the Council Rock Green Team, and emphasize the green message that recycling is an ongoing commitment to protecting our planet.”
Larger electronics such as TVs and stereos cannot be accepted at the garage sale, but can be recycled at Staples or through Leck Waste Services at the Newtown Township Building on Sept. 21.
According to Newtown Grant garage sale coordinator Brandon Wind, the annual sale will feature 135 sellers. About 2,000 people are expected to come searching for bargains.
Space is still available, so if you are interested in participating as a seller, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at Newtown Garage Sale.
The Council Rock Education Foundation is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative education programs in the Council Rock schools through an annual Teacher Grant program.
Over the past five years, the Education Foundation has awarded 53 grants and more than $84,000 to teachers and classrooms throughout Council Rock. To learn more about the Education Foundation, visit their website at www.creducationfoundation.org .