TUSTIN, CA—Technology’s blistering pace is leaving a hazardous byproduct in its wake: E-Waste. All Green Electronics Recycling, a premier e-waste recycling company based in Tustin, Calif., is pleased to announce that it will celebrate Earth Day by partnering with the California State University Campuses to collect community e-waste during the month of April. The Earth Day Celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning April 9th through April 23rd, at the following campuses: CSU Stanislaus, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CSU Northridge, CSU San Bernardino, San Diego State, CSU Long Beach, CSU Channel Islands, CSU San Marcos and CSU Dominguez Hills. The events are free and open to the public and anyone who is interested in disposing their e-waste in a safe and secure environment. Each of the events will feature convenient drive-thru drop off service as well as accept walk-up donations. For more information, please visit allgreenrecycling.com.
All Green Electronics Recycling and the California State University campuses will join efforts during the month of April to increase awareness and educate the public about the benefits of recycling unwanted electronics equipment, while providing California residents and businesses the opportunity for free and convenient electronics disposal. As part of its commitment to the community it serves, All Green Electronics Recycling will donate a portion of the funds raised from e-waste recycling back to the participating Cal State Universities. The Earth Day E-Waste Event will take place at Cal State Campuses on the following dates:
Judy Botelho, Director, Center for Community Engagement at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, said: “The CSU Center for Community Engagement is pleased to partner with All Green Electronics Recycling in celebrating and recognizing Earth Day throughout the month of April. The CSU prides itself in its service to and collaboration with our local and global communities while also providing our students with opportunities to deepen classroom learning. It is our hope that the e-waste events taking place on CSU campuses throughout southern and central California will not only provide a service to our local community, but that it will also encourage people to learn more about the ways they can be environmentally responsible on a local and global level.”
E-waste is that outdated laptop in your hall closet, that VCR you haven’t used since you got the new DVD player, the dust-covered monitor in your garage, or basically anything with a plug that is unused, obsolete or non-working. All Green Electronics Recycling accepts computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, and other electronic equipment–anything with a plug and circuit board will be accepted. FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE OR KITCHEN APPLIANCES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
E-waste contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium, mercury and zinc that contaminate our soil and water, and is responsible for 70 percent of all heavy metals found in landfills today. A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency says e-waste in landfills will grow four-fold over the next five years.
For more information please visit www.allgreenrecycling.com