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Retirement community recycling cell phones

DULUTH - Wanted: Old cell phones no longer being used.

The retirement community known as the Parc at Duluth is collecting and recycling the most common electronic gadget - the cell phone.

More importantly, all the proceeds generated from the recycled cell phones will go to the American Cancer Society and its Relay for Life.

The event in Gwinnett takes place at the county fairgrounds May 8 and 9, and Judy Young Doering, an assistant general manager at the Parc at Duluth, said the Parc is excited to help.

"It's a great way to give back and a great way to keep these things out of landfills," Young Doering said of the recycling effort. "For some cell phones, we can get as much as $18 per phone."

She said people can drop off their phone at Parc at Duluth between now and the middle of August. Once the phones are collected, they'll be sent to the recycler who will in turn send the proceeds directly to the American Cancer Society.