Post holiday E-Waste Drive provides electronics recycling, document shredding

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electronics waste recycling, ewaste driveDid Santa bring you a roomful of new electronics? If so, you might be wondering what to do with your old stuff? Here’s a tip … don’t throw it away!

Residents will have a chance to properly dispose of their old, broken, or unused electronics this weekend. On Saturday, Goodwill is offering free electronics recycling and will even provide receipts for tax purposes.

Second District Council member Suja Lowenthal and Goodwill of Southern California will hold the 4th annual Post Holiday Electronic Waste Drive Saturday, January 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the City Parking Lot – Northeast lot at the corner of Broadway & Long Beach Boulevard.

Electronics Waste Recycling

Remember, it is illegal to dispose of electronic waste in residential trash. Common types of “e-waste” include computer monitors and peripherals, TVs and plasma screens, DVD players, electronics, cell phones, digital/LCD clocks, and more.

All cell phones will be donated to Interval House to help battered spouses and children successfully transition out of abusive homes. Over the last four years, this annual electronics recycling event has collected more than 40 tons of E-waste.

Please note that no hazardous waste such as paint, lightbulbs, or batteries will be accepted. For hazardous waste, dispose items at Gaffey Street Collection Center, 1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Secure Document Shredding

A new service provided by Goodwill, is the destruction of confidential documents. “Shred-4-Good”, a secure document destruction business, will work as a mobile shredding service that Saturday.  Long Beach residents can drive up and drop off up to five boxes of documents for free shredding. Additional boxes are $4 each.

The shredding company is an accredited business in full compliance with NAID, the accrediting agency. Shred-4-Good is one more way Goodwill puts people to work and on the pathway to self-sustainability. Goodwill will have staff at the event with a locked container, which will then be taken to their secure shredding facility at 800 W. Pacific Coast Highway. Residents will be provided with certificates of destruction.

For more information and drop off locations, visit www.goodwill.org or www.longbeach-recycles.org. Any questions may be directed to Goodwill at (562) 435-3411 ext. 254.

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