Special Olympics Illinois Recycles for 21,000 Athletes this Earth Day and Every Day

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Businesses Recycling at RecycleforCompetition.com Support Mission

This Earth Day and every day, Special Olympics Illinois is recycling empty inkjet and laser cartridges and used cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, GPS devices, and digital cameras to raise funds to offer year-round training and competition opportunities for special athletes. Businesses can support Special Olympics Illinois without spending a dime by recycling these items via http://www.RecycleforCompetition.com.

Recycle for Competition is a 100% free program that accepts empty inkjet and laser cartridges and used cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, GPS devices, and digital cameras. For each item recycled, a portion of its value is donated to Special Olympics Illinois. Participation includes:

  •     Prepaid UPS shipping boxes
  • Free pallet pick-ups when recycling more than 100 laser cartridges
  • Marketing materials to promote employee recycling
  • Online account management
  • Mission-focused customer service members knowledgeable about Recycle for Competition

Special Olympics Illinois serves Peoria, McLean, Tazewell, Mason, Woodford, Dewitt, and Livingston counties. When businesses register at RecycleforCompetition.com, they can opt for their recycling earnings to benefit one county or support the general fund.

Businesses that register at http://www.RecycleforCompetition.com this Earth Day help build a greener tomorrow:

  •     Reprocessing 1 empty laser toner cartridge averts 2.5 pounds of solid waste out of landfills
  • Recycling 1 printer cartridge prevents natural resources, such as oil, from being used to produce a new one
  • Remanufacturing 1 cell phone stops 220 pounds of waste from being generated

About Recycle for Competition:
Recycle for Competition began in August 2011 as a means for businesses and individuals to support the Special Olympics of Illinois by recycling inkjet and laser cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics. Recyclables are collected and shipped to an R2- and ISO-14001-2004 certified recycling center owned by Clover Technologies Group of Hoffman Estates, IL, a bronze level sponsor of the 2011 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. Learn more at http://www.RecycleforCompetition.com.

About Special Olympics Illinois:
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 11,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics changes lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency or call 1-800-394-0562

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