Advanced Disposal is urging its customers to donate used cell phones in honor of Veteran’s Day. The proceeds from the recycled phones will provide soldiers serving overseas with prepaid calling cards to call their families.
During the week of Nov. 8, Advanced Disposal will place Cell Phones for Soldiers donation bags in the recycling containers of its customers in Hoover, Ala.; Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Fernandina, Fla.; Camden County, Ga.; Woodstock, Ga.; St. Marys, Ga.; and the Harrison County (Miss.) Utility Authority. Each donated phone provides a soldier with 60minutes of prepaid calling service. Last year, Advanced Disposal collected 1,527 cell phones, resulting in 91,620 minutes of talk time for soldiers.
“Last year’s partnership with Cell Phones for Soldiers was a great success, and we’re excited to bring it to even more communities this year,” said Mary O’Brien, chief marketing officer for Advanced Disposal, in a statement. “This is a wonderful way to encourage recycling and show our appreciation for our soldiers fighting abroad and for all veterans, who have served our country throughout history.”