School sponsors e-waste event

OCEANSIDE — Technology’s blistering pace is leaving a hazardous byproduct in its wake: e-waste. On Jan. 20, Temple Heights Elementary School will be teaming up with All Green Electronics Recycling to host an E-waste recycling collection from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1550 Temple Heights Drive, Oceanside. The event is free and open to the public and anyone who is interested in disposing of their e-waste in a safe and secure environment. For more information, visit allgreenrecycling.com.What is e-waste? That dated laptop in your hall closet, that VCR you haven’t used since you got the new DVD player, the dust-covered monitor in your garage or basically any item of electronics with a plug that is unused, obsolete or non-working. All Green Electronics Recycling accepts computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, and other electronic equipment, anything with a plug and circuit board will be accepted. What they cannot take includes furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances.

E-waste contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium, mercury and zinc that contaminate our soil and water, and is responsible for 70 percent of all heavy metals found in landfills today. A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency says E-waste in landfills will grow four-fold during the next five years.

For more information, visit allgreenrecycling.com.

 

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