WMNF 88.5 FM Keeps Over 13,000 Pounds of Electronics Out of Landfills

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Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) and WMNF offered a simple way for the Tampa Bay community to safely recycle electronics.

CRS, an electronics recycling company headquartered in Tampa, partnered with WMNF 88.5 FM in 2013 and has diverted more than 6.5 tons of electronics from landfills over the past year.

Businesses and residents in the Tampa Bay area were encouraged to drop off their electronics for safe recycling. The collection was supported through the efforts of CRS and WMNF’s volunteers and staff leading up to Earth Day in 2013 and 2014. Electronics collected from the community ranged from computers and printers to phones and televisions.

Rather than ending up in landfills--where electronics contribute 70% of toxins--these electronics are safely recycled or reused by CRS. CRS routinely collects computers and other electronics from organizations, businesses, and government entities that no longer need them. If the electronics are in optimal condition, they go through a rigorous process that includes restoring parts for peak performance and wiping any data-containing devices before being resold. If the electronics are at their end-of-life, they are recycled down to a commodity level and resold for the production of new products.

“Our partnership with WMNF gives us a tremendous opportunity to engage the community with electronics recycling,” said Tiffini Schwarzkopf, Executive Director of Marketing at CRS. “One of the biggest benefits of recycling is contributing to a cleaner environment.”

“We are thrilled with the amount of electronics collected through our partnership with CRS,” said Sheila Cowley, Operations Manager at WMNF. She added, “Our primary goal is to serve the community. Providing an outlet for electronics recycling allows each and every one of us to pitch in and contribute to the sustainability movement. Each piece of recycled equipment has an impact far beyond our community.”

To learn more about electronics recycling and what you can do to make a difference, visit CRSeRecycling.com.

About Creative Recycling Systems:
Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) is an IT Asset Management and Recycling company that provides electronics recycling management solutions for surplus, obsolete and end-of-life electronic products. CRS has been featured as a National Geographic Creative company and holds certification credentials for: e-Stewards®, ISO14001, and R2/RIOS.

For more information visit CRSeRecycling.com and follow on facebook.com/CreativeRecyclingSystems.

About WMNF 88.5 FM:
WMNF 88.5 FM is a commercial-free community radio station with a local focus and a national reputation, broadcasting four different programming channels throughout West Central Florida. Volunteers work hard behind the scenes and out in the community, and host most of our programs. WMNF is on the air thanks to our generous listener-supporters, and our aim every day is to provide music, information and public service to Tampa Bay. To find out more about the station and how you can be part of the WMNF community, please visit WMNF.org.

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Tiffini Schwarzkopf
Creative Recycling Systems LLC
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