UCP Recycling

We've shown you how United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile is recycling computer parts to earn money for their programs, but their recycling facilty on Government Street can take in far more... Things like appliances and large copiers.

John Vella, who runs the program, pointed to a line of large copiers and explained, "This is strictly individuals in individual businesses that will grab a hold of these."

All kinds of electronics...

It's not just computers, appliances, and copiers UCP can recycle. Do you have any old Christmas lights that aren't working? Don't toss them recycle them!

"We usually get about two or three bins (of Christmas lights) every quarter and a lot of them work!", Vella told us.

There's also gaming systems, a variety of old VCRs and DVD players, and bins of ancient artifacts like Blackberries and flip phones. Even scooters and hover boards can be broken down for parts and scrap.

"Whoever can get some benefit out of them and then we can in turn make some money. That's what we're looking for," Vella said.

Vella told us it's worth the time to salvage what they can.

"Especially since I'm retired this fits in perfect for me because I can work at my leisure and we're still doing something that's to the good for somebody."

Want to know how to recycle with UCP? Click this link for info: UCP Recycling program

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