BEVERLY — Beverly Bootstraps Community Services is offering a chance to recycle ethically and win an iPad at the same time.
The nonprofit organization will hold an "Ethical Electronics Recycling Event" on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside its office at 371 Cabot St.
Everyone who pays to recycle at least 50 pounds of electronics will have their names entered into a drawing for a new iPad. The recycling fee is $1 per pound, with a discount for anyone who brings a canned food item to donate to Bootstraps.
The event celebrates Bootstraps' signing of the Electronic Waste Code of Ethics, developed by environmental educator Christopher Swain of Marblehead. The code includes a pledge to prevent e-waste from being deposited into solid waste landfills or incinerators and requires that electronics not be dumped in developing countries or processed by child or prison labor, as well as a mandate to educate youths about the global problem of electronic waste.
"We're concerned about a healthy community here in Beverly, so of course we want to do the right thing for every community in the world," Bootstraps Executive Director Sue Gabriel said. "That means offering people a recycling event that meets the highest standards." For more information on the event, what items you can bring and the code of ethics, go to ethicalelectronicsrecycling.com.
Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.