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HELP US REDUCE E-WASTE IN OUR CITIES AND LANDFILLS

by on Dec.08, 2011, under Glendora, Glendora Chamber

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Please save the old electronics you replace this Holiday Season for the FREE Drive-Thru Electronic E-Waste Collection Event we will host in January!

In order to create a cleaner environment for our community, the Glendora Chamber of Commerce is hosting an electronic waste [e-waste] recycling collection event on Saturday and Sunday, January 21st and 22nd, 2012, in the parking lot of the Glendora Chamber of Commerce, 131 E. Foothill Blvd. (across from City Hall) from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. The event is a free service to both city residents and businesses to properly dispose of their computer obsoletes, and at the same time, help reduce improper and illegal dumping in our city and landfills.  More importantly, the event helps protect our planet from various toxicities from reaching our soil and environment.

E-waste includes electronic products or devices, such as computer monitors, televisions, PC systems, printers, copiers, laptops, fax machines and home entertainment systems that have reached their useful end, whether in working condition or not.  Also accepted will be cell phones, toner cartridges, and car batteries.

Study shows that 35 million pounds of e-waste are still sitting in California homes and businesses.  Less than 29% of e-waste is currently properly dismantled and/or recycled.  Electronic discard is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream.  70% of heavy metals, 40% of lead and mercury contents found in today’s landfills are from e-waste.  New federal mandate requires that television stations switch from analog format to digital format, which means a greater number of televisions will become obsolete within the next several years.

Please come show your support for a cleaner environment by sending e-waste away from our city and landfills to the appropriate recycling process.  For more detailed information on the event, or qualified e-products, please contact the Glendora Chamber at 626-963-4128.

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