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POSTED: April 8, 2011 11:04 a.m.

The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, will accept electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank’s operations center in Pooler from April 18-22 in honor of Earth Week. The electronics-recycling program is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.
“As a community bank, we’re always interested in ways to make a positive impact on a local level,” said Jim LaHaise, executive vice president and chief banking officer at The Coastal Bank. “This is a wonderful partnership, which helps celebrate Earth Week, offers hands-on training for those in need at Goodwill and reduces the negative effect that electronic items can have on the environment. We encourage everyone to recycle their unwanted electronics by dropping them off at the nearest Coastal Bank location.”
The Coastal Bank at 101 W. Hendry St. in Hinesville will accept a wide range of used electronic items including computers, cell phones and household appliances from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 18-22.
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc. works with the Dell Reconnect program to create an audited waste stream, ensuring that unwanted computers are properly recycled to minimize their environmental impact.
“Our mission is to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed,” said Steven Bellmoff, special projects manager for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.
“Our people strip down the computers, take out the power supplies and comply with the Dell Reconnect program requirements. We feel a strong sense of pride and responsibility to the community and to the environment. We’re delighted to partner with The Coastal Bank on this important initiative.”

 

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