There will be a free e-waste drop off from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., this Saturday, January 21, at Paul Revere Charter Middle School, 1450 Allenford Avenue.
E-waste, or electronic waste is any form of electronic waste, such as computers, printers, laptops, readers, televisions and cellphones. It is estimated that more than 50 million metric tons of e-waste is produced each year and the number is growing as people replace outdated computers and cellphones.
The main problem with electronic waste is that it contains hazardous material, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, which should not be dumped into the trash that ends up in landfill. Even nonfunctioning cathode ray tubes from televisions and monitors are considered hazardous.
“Your e-waste will be handled in a way that protects the planet and creates jobs for people in Los Angeles,” organizers say and remind people that only electronics will be taken. NO batteries, refrigerators, light bulbs, air conditioners, fans or microwaves will be accepted.
L.A. Corps WILL accept: desktop computers, smartphones, LDC monitors and televisions, CRT televisions and monitors, tables, GPS devices, hard drives, laptops, printers and scanners, digital cameras, DVD players, VHS players & stereos, keyboards and mice.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 749-3601 ext. 310.
(Important Reminder: Many electronic products (computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.) are used to store personal information. Before donating or recycling your equipment, remember to remove all sensitive and personal information from its memory. Note that simply using your keyboard or mouse to delete files does not necessarily completely remove the information from your device’s memory. Your local software store can provide you with the necessary drive cleaning software appropriate for your system.)
Any way we can find out the next time Paul Revere is scheduled for this? Missed it yesterday. Thanks