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Spring Cleaning: Friendly Earth Recycling Wants to Lend You a Hand
Free electronic recycling sponsored by The Whole Foods Market.
By Cherilyn Winkler

It’s that time of year again! Spring is coming and Friendly Earth Recycling is offering the perfect opportunity to get rid of electronic waste you might have sitting around your home. On Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be a free electronic recycling event held at the Roosevelt Square Whole Foods Market located at 1026 NE 64th St., Seattle, WA, 98115.E-Cycle

Items that are accepted include (but are not limited to):

  • Appliances
  • Metals
  • Computer equipment and components
  • Home and business electronics
  • Batteries
  • Machinery
  • Electronic accessories

Items NOT accepted:

  • Speakers
  • Light bulbs
  • Paints
  • Wood based products
  • Small miscellaneous plastics

A portion of the proceeds gained from recycling the material will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation—a private, non-profit organization founded by Whole Foods Markets. Whole Planet Foundation's mission is to reduce poverty and encourage entrepreneurship in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They do this by providing grants to local financial institutions who provide loans and financial services to low-income, self-employed people. This microcredit program helps communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

Friendly Earth is an organization dedicated to making our planet safer and more Eco-friendly through free E-Cycling services.  Their service area includes Seattle and greater King county areas, making it convenient for you to recycle.  For more information about this event and a detailed list of accepted items, please visit the Friendly Earth website at, www.Friendlyearth.org, or call 206.367.4111.

Remember that all property belonging to the University, whether or not in working order, is State property and must be disposed of through UW Surplus. UW Surplus will properly dispose of or recycle anything that cannot be salvaged or repurposed.