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UNI center accepting cell phones for recycling

October 1, 2003
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Michaela Rich, program manager, Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, (319) 273-3689
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) at the University of Northern Iowa is collecting cell phones for recycling. The project is being undertaken on behalf of the Iowa Recycling Association and the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations.

Michaela Rich, RRTTC program manager, said the first priority for the remanufactured phones will be use in domestic violence shelters. The collection will continue through Friday, Oct. 24. Drop-off boxes are located at the Wellness Recreation Center Room 224, the Industrial Technology Center Room 9, the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Room 111, and the Redeker Center office. Phones will be given to ReCellular Inc., in Dexter, Mich., for refurbishing.

For more information, contact Rich at (319) 273-3689, or visit the center's site at www.rrttc.uni.edu.