August 5, 2011

Recycle to Benefit Special Olympics Athletes

ERIE, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean out those desk drawers and office storage areas of old cell phones and empty printer cartridges and donate them to Special Olympics Illinois through its new recycling program Recycle for Competition, a proud sponsor of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby.

"This program is new way for businesses and individuals to help a great cause without spending a dime," said Carrie Belknap, Project Manager, Recycle for Competition. "If you're near 400 N. Michigan Avenue on race day, August 11th, stop by the Recycle for Competition booth from 9am-1pm and drop off your empty printer cartridges and cell phones!"

Or you can help the cause from your business or home before and after Derby day! Register online at You'll receive free shipping (plus boxes and labels) to send your empty printer cartridges and cell phones to the Recycling Center. Special Olympics Illinois will get credit for all items you send.

About Recycle for Competition

Recycle for Competition is a program to exclusively benefit Special Olympic Illinois operated by Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a division of Clover Technologies, the worlds' largest collector and recycler of cell phones, ink and laser cartridges. For more information on Recycle for Competition or ERS visit and

About Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 6,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics changes lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at The 6th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby benefits Special Olympics Illinois. For more information or to Adopt a Duck, visit

SOURCE Recycle for Competition