OnTrac Recycles for Earth Day

Apr 05, 2010, 19:23 ET from OnTrac

PHOENIX, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- OnTrac, the premier choice in time-critical regional package delivery, is offering a cell phone recycling program in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency's E-Cycling Week, April 5th – 11th.

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Recycling cell phones helps the environment by saving energy and keeps usable materials out of landfills. Cell phones and PDAs are made of precious metals, copper and plastics – all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Recycling conserves these materials so they can be turned into new products. Recycling 1 million cell phones can save enough energy to power 185 US homes with electricity for one year.

OnTrac is offering to recycle these devices per the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, all personal, corporate or any other non-operating system data is removed from the device and destroyed.

These cell phones are sent to cell phone recycling companies like Full Circle Wireless, Pace Butler and Cell Phone Cycle, where they are recycled and reused to help support charitable causes like the American Diabetes Association, Children's Miracle Work, the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and many more organizations. The cell phones have also been helpful to our military men and women overseas.

Recycle your cell phones by sending an email to marketing@ontrac.com. We will send you a waybill and polybag to send us your cell phone. OnTrac will not receive any profits or credits for recycling or collecting these devices, but will ship the cell phones to the appropriate destinations at no cost to the customer. OnTrac will handle all the shipping services and cost for proper salvage and recycling of these electronic devices. Each person that sends us a cell phone will receive an Eco-Friendly Tote Bag that can be reused for groceries, school books, shopping and more.

"OnTrac is very excited to participate in the EPA's E-Cycling Program. We have already collected over a thousand cell phones from employees and hope that customers will also send in their old cell phones to help keep our planet green," said Cynthia Alexander, corporate purchasing manager, OnTrac.

OnTrac offers overnight package delivery service in a six-state area, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Utah. The company began in 1991 and 2010 marks the 19th year in business. Serving a population of over 50 million people, OnTrac is focused on service excellence and a "can-do" attitude.


Laura Peterson