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Raleigh's Swap Shop Seeks Electronic Donations

Posted December 26, 2007 4:50 p.m. EST

— For those who received digital cameras, DVD players or other electronic devices during the holiday season, the City of Raleigh is asking for your help.

Residents who received the new items as gifts are urged to bring their old ones to Raleigh’s Swap Shop to help benefit residents in need.

“You got something new, let somebody else get something new,” said Linda Leighton, a waste reduction specialist with Raleigh’s Solid Waste Services department. “It’s extending the life of our landfill.”

By bringing electronic items to the Swap Shop, city officials said they can reduce space that would have been immediately taken up at the landfill. Though it’s encouraged for most of the season, people don’t have to donate to pick something up, particularly during this holiday season.

“You want to have the latest and greatest and everything, and everything else falls by the wayside,” Leighton said. “[It] becomes older and more obsolete and just becomes trash, and someone else can use it.”

The Swap Shop requires that all electronic donations be in good working condition. For more information, click here.