ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The St. Louis Cardinals hosted the 2nd Annual Electronics Recycling Drive with Mers-Goodwill Tuesday. Fans got game-ticket vouchers and coupons for Fritz`s Frozen Custard in return for their obsolete tech gear. Mayor Francis Slay said he was impressed with Mers-Goodwill. He said they made it easy for fans to drop off unwanted electronics.
"They're very well organized,' Slay said. 'It doesn't take a lot of time. Very, very convenient."
For the second year in a row, the Goodwill teamed up with the St. Louis Cardinals to take the items away for recycling. Operations manager Joe Abernathy said organizers should expect to see him again very soon.
"I've got a college student that's going to be coming home from school,' Abernathy said. 'We're running out of room. So, we'll be looking to be making some donations as well to free up some space at home."
Fans drove away with vouchers for half-price tickets and coupons to fritz's frozen custard. Goodwill CEO Louis Chartock says dell will recycle the products responsibly.
"Every hard drive is wiped clean,' Chartock said. 'So that there is no personal information that goes out."
The Goodwill didn't just take your high-tech junk. They also want your low-tech donations.
"I brought clothes today,' said Cardinals Museum curator Paula Homan. 'I went through my dressers and pulled out a lot of things that I'm just not wearing anymore. I know that they can be reused by other people or recycled in appropriate ways."
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