The Coastal Bank Offers Free Electronics Recycling

The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, will accept electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank’s operations center in Pooler from April 18-22, 2011 in honor of Earth Week.

The electronics recycling program is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.

“As a community bank, we’re always interested in ways to make a positive impact on a local level,” said Jim LaHaise, executive vice president and chief banking officer at The Coastal Bank. “This is a wonderful partnership which helps celebrate Earth Week, offers hands-on training for those in need at Goodwill and reduces the negative effect that electronic items can have on the environment. We encourage everyone to recycle their unwanted electronics by dropping them off at the nearest Coastal Bank location.”

The Coastal Bank will accept a wide range of used electronic items including computers, cell phones and household appliances at the following locations April 18- 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 18 West Bryan St., Savannah 412 Stephenson Ave., Savannah 501 West Highway 80, Pooler 605 West Highway 80, Pooler (operations center) 140 Towne Center Blvd, Pooler 5799 Highway 21 South, Rincon 101 West Hendry St., Hinesville Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. works with the Dell Reconnect program to create an audited waste stream, ensuring that unwanted computers are properly recycled to minimize their environmental impact.

“Our mission is to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed,” said Steven Bellmoff, special projects manager for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. “Our people strip down the computers, take out the power supplies and comply with the Dell Reconnect program requirements.

We feel a strong sense of pride and responsibility to the community and to the environment. We’re delighted to partner with The Coastal Bank on this important initiative.”

Locally owned and operated, The Coastal Bank provides a full range of financial services, specializing in small business, consumer banking and real estate lending.

Headquartered on Johnson Square in Savannah, this successful community bank has been serving the greater Savannah area since 1954.

The Coastal Bank has an operations center in Pooler and branches throughout coastal Georgia. For more information about The Coastal Bank, please call (912) 201-4934 or visit online.

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