Spring is here and it is time to recycle and do that spring-cleaning. MHMR is going to help you get rid of items you don't use with their recycle fundraiser.
The items can be in any condition: damaged, obsolete, non-working, or fully operational.
The Volunteer Services Council (VSC) of Mental Health Mental Retardation Services of Texoma is sponsoring a recycling fund-raiser on Saturday, March 27, 9:30a.m.-2:00 p.m., at 315 West McLain, (east side parking lot) Sherman. Everyone donating will receive a tax donation form.
Bubb Recycling, will donate a set amount for every item the public donates. The company takes all the donated items and recycles what can be recycled. Many of the items can be resold. Parts out of other items may also be resold. Any unusable materials will be recycled in an eco-friendly way.
They are not take clothing, shoes, appliances, microwaves, paint, or hazardous material.
Businesses and school districts that have a large amount of items can call 903-957-4865 and arrange a special pick-up.
Collections will include the following items:
-Computer Equipment-desktops, laptops, servers, monitors, mice, speakers, and all other computer components
-Cameras-camcorders and all non-disposable film and digital cameras
-Office Equipment-fax machines, typewriters, inkjet cartridges, printers, scanners, routers, shredders, and copiers
-Entertainment Electronics-car and home audio equipment, satellite and cable boxes, VCRs, DVD players and recorders, headphones, and multimedia projectors
-Multimedia-DVD and VHS movies, audio books, and music CDs (All items must include original covers.)
-Portable electronics-cell phones, GPS devices, calculators, portable CD and DVD players, PDAs and MP3 players
-Video Games-video games, systems, and accessories
-Sporting Goods-golf clubs and bags, athletic helmets and pads, baseball bats and gloves, basketball shoes, cleats, hockey sticks, ice skates, roller blades, and fishing rods and reels
-Musical Instruments-guitars, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and electronic keyboards
-Home and Garden-air purifiers, baby monitors, vacuum cleaners, power tools, electric razors, sewing machines, and medical equipment
-Non-Fiction Books-cookbooks, craft books, and textbooks
-Vehicles- cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, trailers, and RVs
-ATVs-dirt bikes, go-karts, 4 wheelers, 3 wheelers, and jet skis
Collectibles-comics, figurines, trading cards, etc.
-Pottery, Cookware Glass, and Dinnerware-China, porcelain, art pottery, stoneware, etc.
-Jewelry-costume jewelry, watches, and hand-crafted jewelry
-Gold and Silver
MHMR Services of Texoma has provided services in Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties to individuals with mental retardation since 1974.