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2nd St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Fund Raising Event

March 15, 2012

The Dominion eWaste Recycling and Refining group announced their participation in the 2nd St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Fund Raising Event which will be held on March 17, 2012 at Chick-fil-A Bristow, 9939 Sowder Village Square, in Manassas, Virginia.

Residents of Manassas and nearby areas are invited to bring unwanted recyclable electronic equipment and gadgets. Dominion will be on hand to collect the items. In turn, the group will donate cash for every recycled eWaste item to St. Baldrick’s, which goes directly to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.

What is eWaste?
Electronic waste (eWaste) now makes up five percent of all municipal solid waste worldwide, nearly the same amount as all plastic packaging, but it is much more hazardous. Substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, halogenated chemicals and many organic polymers are used to manufacture electronic devices. These substances are used in device components to make your computer and electronic devices work. However, most of these materials are hazardous. The dumping of eWaste without recycling causes serious environmental and health problems; therefore, these materials must undergo proper electronic waste recycling.

A Two-pronged Approach
The fund raiser works two-ways, i.e., to help fight childhood cancer and at the same time help get rid of eWaste which the donor have no use for anyway. “Donating your unwanted computer or cell phone to his event is a great way to help fight childhood cancer without having it impact your wallet,” said Dominion’s Kyle Iorio.

Besides helping young cancer patients, Iorio explains Dominion’s commitment to three principles:
1. Zero Percent Landfill – “No Dumping! Not one single bolt or screw from your waste will make it into a landfill.”
2. Zero Percent Export – “We don’t dump our eWaste on the third world! We only sell our processed material domestically to help keep jobs in the United States, strengthening our economy.”
3. Keep Green – “We try our very best to end the day more green than when we began. We responsibly handle all waste and byproduct, according to local ordinances and proven environmental best practices.”

About Dominion eWaste Recycling and Refining
Dominion eWaste Recycling and Refining started in 2011 with the idea that people could make the community and the world a better place by keeping dangerous eWaste away from landfills. While doing this, a portion of their profits are donated to St. Baldrick’s to aid cancer research and end childhood cancer. More can be learned about the event through the pages listed below.

Dominion eWaste Recycling and Refining also offers to pick up eWaste for free. They may be reached through telephone no. 888-601-4815, e-mail at kyle.iorio@dominionrefining.com. A list of electronic items they accept can be seen on their website, http://www.dominionrefining.com/Recycling.html

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