Community Invited to Eighth District’s Annual “E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest”

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Councilmember Al Austin and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association will jointly host the Eighth District’s annual “E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest” this Saturday, March 22.

“We are happy to be able to provide this service to the community,” Councilmember Austin said. “Shredding sensitive documents makes good sense from a security standpoint, and properly disposing of e-waste keeps dangerous chemicals out of the trash.”

The event will take place at Scherer Park, at the corner of Atlantic and Del Amo, in front of the North Division Police Station. Documents to be shredded will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and e-waste will be collected from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

With growing concerns about identity theft, safely disposing of old records and paperwork is highly recommended by security experts. A local company, Future Shredding, Inc., will destroy the documents on site, and then recycle the paper shreds.

The first five boxes per vehicle will be shredded free of charge and it is only $5 per box after that.

In addition, residents can properly dispose of electronic waste, such as old computers, monitors, televisions, plasma screens, DVD players and other electronics.

Proceeds from the donated items will benefit the Expo Arts Center Fund, to support its maintenance and operations.

No batteries, fluorescent tubes or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

For more information, call Councilmember Austin’s office at (562) 570-6685, or email district8@longbeach.gov.

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