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Electronics recycling drive to fund local scholarships

DEERWOOD--For a rate of 55 cents per pound, local businesses and residents have the chance to benefit the environment while helping area students pay for college through local scholarships.

DEERWOOD-For a rate of 55 cents per pound, local businesses and residents have the chance to benefit the environment while helping area students pay for college through local scholarships.

Deerwood Technologies is hosting its biannual electronics recycling drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at its Deerwood office, located at 21301 Archibald Road. Proceeds from the drive will fund scholarships for area high school students, to be awarded next spring.

For 55 cents per pound, Deerwood Technologies will accept computer towers, monitors, laptops, speakers, keyboards, mice, routers, network hubs, cable boxes, batteries, printers, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD and CD players, radios, PDAs and MP3 players, cellphones, telephones, cables, digital cameras, camcorders, power supplies and transformers, microwaves, razors, hair dryers, curling irons and more small electronic devices.

Televisions will be accepted for a $15 donation but no major appliances will be accepted. Holiday lights can be dropped off for free. All items will be recycled at an environmentally safe facility in the U.S.

Proceeds from the event will finance the Deerwood Technologies Scholarship Fund. Each spring, two $500 scholarships are awarded to area students to help pay for their post-secondary education.

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"We're really proud of the students who receive these scholarships because they proved to us through the application process that they value their post-secondary education and are committed to success after high school," said Jim Mayne, Deerwood Technologies owner, in a news release.

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