Published On: September 20th, 2013Categories: News

Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch to Host Free eWaste Recycling Fundraising Event to Benefit Scripps Ranch High School Cheerleaders

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San Diego, CA – Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Scripps Ranch Cheerleaders, and Recycle San Diego have joined forces to host a free eWaste recycling event at Thurgood Marshall Middle School on Saturday, October 12th, from 10am-2pm in the school’s parking lot at 9700 Avenue of Nations.

Computer processing power doubles approximately every two years, rendering many models ‘obsolete’ in a relatively short period of time. Only 15% of these computers get recycled, which means 85% of them end up in landfills. By managing this eWaste event, Recycle San Diego will divert thousands of pounds of eWaste from our local landfills, and also support Scripps Ranch High School’s cheerleaders by donating a portion of the proceeds.

Items that can be recycled include: computers, monitors, TVs, laptops, cables, printers, fax machines, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, and other electronic items. Items that cannot be taken at this event include appliances, exercise machines, large office equipment, ink cartridges/toner, microwaves, light bulbs, and alkaline batteries.

Recycle San Diego wishes to remind the public that it is illegal to dispose of e-Waste in the trash and California requires that companies recycle their e-Waste. California currently has the most comprehensive landfill ban in the nation, curbing both the illegal disposal and export of the largest category of toxic electronics which includes CRT TVs and computer monitors.

Founded in 2006, Recycle San Diego is the #1 community resource for San Diego County, providing the most universal and innovative waste collection systems in the industry. Recycle San Diego believes in safe, environmentally friendly ways to reuse, repurpose, and recycle electronics of all types. “We recycle anything that plugs in or runs on batteries!”

Contact Information:
Gordon Danielson
Recycle San Diego
Marketing & Events Manager
Tel: 858-569-1807 ext. 503
[email protected]

8222 Ronson Road
San Diego, CA 92111
www.recyclesandiego.org

 

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