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Recycling Program

Newell Barney cares about the environment! That is why we are involved in recycling ink cartridges and cell phones.

Why Care About Ink Cartridge & Cell Phone Recycling?

Each year, over 600 million ink cartridges are consumed in the United States. A small fraction of empty ink cartridges are recycled, but many more end up in landfills. Leaking ink from used cartridges can pollute the environment, and the plastic they're made of will take many generations to decompose. Up to three quarts of oil are needed to produce a single printer cartridge. Cell phone recycling is also important.

Cell phones contain materials that are harmless during their usable life but which become a potentially toxic carcinogenic hazard to our environment when disposed of improperly. In addition, precious metals, flame retardant plastics, glass, and other materials are unclaimed for reuse when cell phones are thrown away.

When you donate your used ink cartridges, we send them back to be recycled. In addition, our school earns money for each item returned. This money is put back into the school for items such as new ink cartridges, etc.

Please send your used ink cartridges and old cell phones to school with your student, and ask them to either drop them off in the office or give them to their teacher. Thank you so much for your support!

Newell Barney Middle School
24937 S. Sossaman Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 474.6700
Fax: (480) 882.3181