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WMNF Wants You to "Scrap for the Airwaves"!

Laura Taylor about about 3 years ago

WMNF is asking you to go “scrapping for the airwaves!” From December 12th through the 16th, we are asking you to bring scrap metal to WMNF’s parking lot. We’re located at 1210 East Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Tampa. Drop off hours are 9am-5pm.

We’ll haul away your scrap metal and turn it into money for your community radio station. We have certain things we will and cannot accept.

If you are bringing lawnmowers or other equipment with motor oil, please drain that first!

Here is a list of acceptable donation items:

*Aluminum- cans, cast aluminum, extrusion(pipe,square tubes, window frames)

*Copper- wire, pipe, cast, insulated wire,

*Christmas lights

*Steel/Cast Iron

*Stainless Steel

*High-Temp Alloys

*Appliances- air handlers, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, lawn mowers, heaters

*Sheet Iron

*Industrial Discards

*All Grades of Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals

*Car batteries/Lead batteries

*Brass items

*Bronze items

Here a few things we can not sell to the scrap yard:

*Closed containers- oxygen tanks, paint cans aerosol cans

*Radioactive materials

*Explosives/ammunition

*Televisions/Cathode Ray Tubes

*Fluorescent lights

*Ballasts

*Rail Road Ties( It is a Federal Crime to own rail road ties without permission)

For more information, call Development Director Laura Taylor at 813-238-8001 or email laura@wmnf.org.

Thanks to Joe Griffith and Experimental Skeleton, the nonprofit arts organization helping support nonprofit radio!

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Great idea

Sure hope you get lots of participation. I've been scrappin' for 3 years or so. It's a great way to keep metal out of the landfill and in the product stream. Every bit of metal we recycle is one less bit of ore that we need to mine from the ground, saving lives and the environment!

Cars are the ultimate scrap...and great fund raise

This is a great idea. I suggest you go for cars too. I run a car lot for a major non-profit that does extremely well...cars running or not...and would be glad to share my experience if it would help. (PS I live in North Florida right now but still listen in on the 60's show.)