Recycling company collecting cell phones for charity

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

HOOVER — Advanced Disposal is collecting used cell phones from Hoover residents in honor of Veterans Day.

The proceeds from recycling the cell phones will go to Cell Phones for Soldiers to purchase prepaid calling cards for soldiers serving overseas to call their families, according to a press release from Advanced Disposal.

Each donated cell phone will purchase 30 minutes of calling time.

The week beginning Nov. 8, Advanced Disposal will place donation bags inside customers’ recycling bins throughout Hoover. Residents can place the unwanted cell phones inside the bags, seal the bag and leave it in their mailboxes. There is no charge to the resident.

Spokesperson Mary O’Brien said the collection is a way for Advanced Disposal to let soldiers know they are not forgotten.

“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,” O’Brien said. “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.”

For more information, go to AdvancedDisposal.com.