What started out as a recycling plan quickly developed into something bigger.
When two major cell phone companies merged, many corporate Miron Construction employees were left with perfectly good, albeit used, phones they could no longer use. It was obvious these phones needed to be recycled, but Miron chose to donate the phones to two worthy causes instead: Verizon’s HopeLine and Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Phones and accessories donated to Verizon’s HopeLine are refurbished or recycled. Refurbished phones, complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service, are provided to domestic violence organizations or government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients.
For the Cell Phones for Soldiers project, donated cell phones are sold to a company that recycles them. The money they receive from recycling the cell phones is used to purchase calling cards that are then sent to troops in need.
The cell phone collection began at the corporate office for those who no longer had working phones, but eventually grew company-wide. Miron ended up collecting more than 150 phones for donation.
Miron also had an opportunity to donate their gently used computers and printers to another organization – STEP Industries – a recycling center located in Neenah, Wis. STEP Industries responsibly and safely disposes donated electronics. This important work also provides employment for people experiencing job rehabilitation.
We are excited for the opportunity to give back to multiple commendable organizations while doing our part to keep electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.
Below is a photo of the electronics Miron collected and donated to STEP Industries.