Help Reduce E-Waste in Our Cities and Landfills
By Lisa Bailey
June 6, 2013 • 695 views
In order to create a cleaner environment for our community, the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee is hosting a FREE E-Waste Recycling Event on Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Irwindale Event Center (Parking Lot) 500 Speedway Drive in Irwindale.
The event is a FREE service to both businesses and city residents to properly get rid of their unwanted electronic products. Study shows that millions of pounds of e-waste are still sitting in California businesses and households. Electronic discards is the fastest growing segment of waste stream in our Nation and the World. Many electronic products contain high levels of nickel, lead, and other toxic elements that render them hazardous when disposed.
E-waste is any consumer electronic equipment that has reached its “end of Life” or “end-of-usage,” whether in full or non-working condition. It includes most electronics or electric appliances with a cord or circuit board such as: Computer Monitors, Television sets, PC Systems, Printers, Laptops, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Toner Cartridges, UPS & PDAs, Power Supplies, Main Frame Units, Networking Equipment, Mother Board Systems, VCR/VCD/DVD Players, Home Entertainment Systems, Landline and Cellular Phones, & Small Portable Devices. Also accepted are car and forklift batteries.
Please note that refrigerators, washers and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs, and household batteries will NOT be accepted, and that there will be a $5.00 service fee for microwave ovens.
Please come show your support for a cleaner environment by diverting e-waste away from our cities and landfills. For additional information please contact the Irwindale Chamber office at (626) 960-6606.