Royal Oak environmental challenge begins

By Annie Stodola

ROYAL OAK — Recycling for Charities, a Royal Oak-based nonprofit, is organizing an Earth Day recycling competition. 

Local residents can donate their used electronic items at various locations throughout the city, including 24 local businesses.

The drive is accepting iPods, cell phones, digital cameras, PDAs and Mp3 players from now through April 24.

The drive will conclude with the Royal Oak Recycle event on April 25.

A full list of locations is available at