Challenger Learning Center of Maine holds Fall E-Waste Event on September 20 | Events

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Challenger Learning Center of Maine holds Fall E-Waste Event on September 20

Challenger Learning Center of Maine has scheduled its next electronic waste recycling event at 30 Venture Way, Bangor on Saturday, September 20 from 9 AM - 1 PM.

"Our semi-annual e-waste events create nothing but a win-win-win," stated Susan Jonason, Challenger Executive Director. "Residents from any community are able to get rid of all of the electronic junk that they've collected, the waste doesn't end up in a landfill, and in exchange for providing this free service, attendees make charitable cash donations to help Challenger in its mission to inspire Maine's students in STEM education. We don't benefit from the recycled materials ... but the cash donations received make this event an important fundraiser for us."

"Our location is ideal for e-waste recycling," added Jennifer Therrien, Challenger Center Coordinator. "Venture Way is easy to get to from the Interstate by the Union Street or Hammond Street exits. With access roads off Maine Avenue, folks just line up and drive into our big parking lot, following the signs we will have posted. We have volunteers from Phi Eta Kappa to unload vehicles, so it's a completely painless, easy procedure."

Suggested donations are $10 for first item and $5 for each additional item, though donations in any amount will be gratefully received. All donations of $25 or more will receive a special "thank you" gift from Challenger.

Televisions, monitors, printers, laptops, game systems, digital picture frames, copiers, answering machines, and more can all be recycled at the April 19th event. There is no restriction on residency, and businesses may also participate. To learn more about what is eligible and ineligible for recycling, get directions, etc., contact 990-2900 x4.

About the Challenger Learning Center of Maine
The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is part of the international Challenger Center for Space Science Education Network (, founded in 1986 in the aftermath of the Challenger 51-L tragedy. Challenger Center for Space Science Education offers dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities to students around the world. These programs equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills that will help better our national social and economic well-being.
Our unique and proven teaching model - Challenger Learning Centers - gives students the chance to become astronauts and engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on missions through the Solar System. Using space simulation and role-playing strategies, students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate the skills needed for future success. Learning Centers reach into communities around the globe, engaging more than 400,000 middle school-age students and 40,000 educators each year. In Maine, the Challenger Learning Center is located at 30 Venture Way in Bangor.