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updated 1:56 PM UTC, Apr 23, 2017

2017 Electronic Recycling Event

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in News

In recognition of Earth Day, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare is offering a free electronic waste and cell phone recycling drop off on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The drop off location will be 1109 Market Street in the Recycling Building. The event is free of charge and open to area households.

Acceptable recyclables include
Unacceptable recyclables
DVD players/ VCR players
Salvaged electronics or electronics that have been tampered with
Flat screen televisions
Laptops/computers
Smoke detectors
Mice/keyboards
Monitors
Printers/fax machines/scanners
Thermostats
Small electronics
Stereos
Wood-framed televisions
Wires, cables and cords

Safe Path will also be collecting recyclable cell phones to raise money for the Safe Path Emergency Fund. Safe Path’s goal is to provide free, confidential services to victims of emotional and physical abuse, as well as sexual assault. Safe Path provides approximately 60 cell phones yearly to domestic abuse and sexual assault victims.
‭This program is brought to you by Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare Environmental Services Department. Have questions? Please call: 608-392-7740

A Mayo Clinic Health System Environmental Services representative and Safe Path representative will be available for a media open house beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 at 11th and Ferry Streets on the MCHS-FH campus.

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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 70 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
The La Crosse based Franciscan Healthcare is a joint collaboration between Mayo Clinic Health System and co-sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA). The relationship first formed in 1995 when Franciscan Skemp Healthcare became part of the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Health System. The FSPA built St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse back in 1883. Skemp Clinic was later founded in 1923 by Dr. Archibald Skemp.

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