Media Release

Tax Collector Reaches Cell Phone Goal

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:00 PM

This press release put out at the request of the Alachua County Tax Collector.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - With the help of the Citizens of Alachua County, the Tax Collector’s Office has reached their goal of collecting 10,000 cell phones by the end of 2010. They continue to collect cell phones, accessories, chargers, batteries, Blackberry PDA’s and pagers for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. Items may be dropped off at any Alachua County Tax Collector office during normal business hours.  Cell phones are sent for recycling which enables Cell Phones for Soldiers to buy calling cards for military personnel. 

Locations for drop off are:
The County Administration Building Downtown
12 SE 1st Street, the NW office at 5801 NW 34th Street

SW office (in the Wal-Mart Plaza)
3207 SW 35th Blvd.   

If you know of a military person in need of a care package, contact the Military Support Group of Alachua County at  For information about the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program, visit their website at

The Tax Collector’s office has staff that attend the monthly night meetings of the Military Support Group of Alachua County to give them the calling cards to be included in the care packages sent to the troops. 

For more information, contact the Tax Collector’s office at 352-337-6228 or 352-264-6935.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).