Councilwoman Rae Gabelich Hosts E-Waste Drive and Shred Fest Saturday, May 21

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recycle ewaste collection drive 8th districtLooking for a place to get rid of that old computer, television or cell phone, or to prevent identity theft?

Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, Goodwill, Su Casa and Future Shredding Inc. invite you to an E-waste Drive / Shred Fest Event on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The collection of documents for shredding and old electronics will take place at Scherer Park at 4891 Atlantic Ave. in the parking lot by the North Division Police Substation at the corner of Atlantic and Del Amo Blvd.

Residents may bring their old electronic items such as computers, monitors, printers, televisions, CD and DVD players, and cell phones for a tax-deductible donation.  Most electronic items contain toxic substances like mercury and lead and it is illegal to throw most forms in the trash. Bring your old, broken or unused “E-waste” and it will be recycled by Goodwill – proceeds go directly to Goodwill’s skill development & employment programs, and all donated cell phones will go to Su Casa to help battered spouses and children successfully transition out of abusive homes. No fluorescent tubes, batteries, or household hazardous waste or industrial-scale E-waste will be accepted at this round-up.

With the growing concerns about identity theft, this is a good way to safely dispose of your old records and paperwork. Your first five boxes will be shredded for FREE and it is only $5.00 per box after that. A local company, Future Shredding Inc. will destroy the documents on-site and then recycle the paper shreds.

For more information, please call Councilwoman Gabelich’s field office at (562)570-1326, or visit www.longbeach.gov/district8.

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