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Local company encourages recycling program

Cartridge World of Northeast Tennessee has re-launched a recruitment effort to attract more schools, civic groups and churches to participate in its proactive solution to waste reduction called, Ca$h for Cartridges.
The year-round program has been in existence for five years and has contributed close to $100,000 to such groups as public and private schools, booster clubs, animal shelters, Special Olympics, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Cartridge World’s Recycle Program matches the worth of the recyclable donations by contributing money toward an organization’s efforts.
The worth of the recyclable items are determined locally by Cartridge World’s production and distribution center in Kingsport. There, they are sorted to determine their value, which can range from 25 cents to $3 per cartridge.
Providence Academy has been involved in the recycling program since its inception.
“Our school policy is not to use our students for fundraisers, so this program has been easy to implement,” said Mark Kosack, director of development for Providence Academy. “We send reminders in our communications to parents of our recycle program, and Cartridge World provides the drop-off box. They pick up the cartridges and send us checks periodically. It’s a good, simple program that can’t be any easier than that.”
To learn more about the Ca$h for Cartridges Program, contact Larry England at 361-7806 or by e-mail at [email protected]