Goodwill plans Earth Day Ewaste collection drive at CSULB campus
2010-04-15 · By Editor
Last year, GoodwillSOLAC’s e-waste recycling, retail and Shred-4-Good document shredding services diverted more than 15 million pounds of product from local landfills to be recycled and reused. As more people learn the rules for recycling and hazardous waste disposal, that total could be even higher this year.
On Saturday, April 17, Southern California residents can celebrate Earth Day at a goods donation, e-waste and document shredding event on the Cal State Long Beach campus. The collection drive is an opportunity to safely dispose of computer monitors and televisions, and to donate “gently used” clothing.
Residents can also securely destroy documents using Goodwill’s Shred-4-Good, an accredited secured document-destruction service. The first four boxes are free.
E-waste contains hazardous lead and mercury, and these toxic substances eventually leak and contaminate landfills. It is illegal to dispose of e-waste in the trash since residential waste eventually enters the municipal waste stream. By recycling e-waste, everyone can help to divert toxins from entering the local environment.
Drop off your electronic waste for free disposal or recycling on Saturday, April 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CSULB Parking Lot 14B near the Pyramid (Atherton and Merriam Way). Items donated are tax deductible and the event is free.
This ewaste collection and recycling drive is sponsored by Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (GoodwillSOLAC), the Long Beach City Council, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Covanta Energy, and Waste Management. Proceeds from the collection drive will allow Goodwill to continue to fund its skills development and job placement programs for individuals with barriers to employment.