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Metro to collect used cellphones

Metro said it will collect used cellphones and other portable electronic devices at 15 rail stations Wednesday as part of a project with George Washington University.

GW students will be collecting phones from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at stations in Maryland, the District and Virginia.

The stations include, Chinatown-Gallery Place, Metro Center, Union Station, Farragut North, Farragut West, Dupont Circle, Capitol South, L’Enfant Plaza, Foggy Bottom-GWU, New Carrollton, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Rosslyn, Pentagon City and Franconia-Springfield.

The project collects phones so they can be recycled. The proceeds from the drive will “help fund maternal and child health projects in Mali, Malawi and Nepal,” according to a news release from GW.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.
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