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For Immediate Release

April 23, 2013

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Save The Bay Teams Up With Indie Cycle For Free Electronic Waste Drop Off Day at Fields Point in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Save The Bay and Indie Cycle will be accepting unwanted electronic equipment from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Save The Bay's Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence. Become a member of Save The Bay and be a part of the 40-year movement to protect, restore and explore Narragansett Bay. Stop by our membership table for more information.

Items that will be accepted include: Residential computer equipment, all televisions, networking equipment, all telephone and cellphones, iPods, chargers, console gaming systems and peripherals, audio/visual equipment, all types of stereo equipment, remote controls, all types of office equipment, vacuum cleaners, rug steamers, floor buffers, power tools, and small appliances. Basically, anything with a wire will be collected.

Also accepted are lead batteries of any size, type or shape, including auto/marine batteries and battery backups. Disposable alkaline batteries will not be accepted. Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, small refrigerators, water coolers, and freezers that are not actively leaking will be accepted. A $10 disposal fee is charged for all Freon-containing appliances.

The following will not be accepted: any type of light bulb, furniture, broken tube TVs, mattresses, firearms, or hazardous materials, such as paint or other chemicals. Indie Cycle has a zero landfill policy and does not remarket any hard drives or date storage devices. They partner with Good Point Recycling in Middlebury, Vermont.

About Indie Cycle, LLC

Indie Cycle, LLC (www.indiecycle.com) is a woman-owned family business established in 2010 and based in Charlestown, RI. As a small local company they are able to service all areas of Rhode Island. Their mission is to provide a multitude of convenient drop-off sites so everyone will have an opportunity to recycle unwanted electronics responsibly. They are extremely sensitive to environmental issues and, in some small way, hope to educate and encourage more people to recycle. Their goal is to collect over 400,000 pounds of unwanted electronics each year to be recycled, reused or refurbished.

About Save The Bay

Founded in 1970, Save The Bay is a nonprofit member organization working to protect, restore and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Save The Bay believes the Bay’s future depends on tomorrow’s leaders understanding how important the Bay is to our economy, environment and quality of life. The organization offers education programs to schools, community groups and the general public; protects Narragansett Bay by advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, reviewing permits and raising public awareness; and restores the Bay to full health through its extensive habitat restoration program.