By Annie Brown
On Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Irvine Unified School District will host a free electronics recycling event at the District Office, located at 5050 Barranca Parkway in Irvine.
IUSD staff will team up with All Green to collect e-waste, which can range from the dated laptop in your hall closet to that VCR you haven’t used since you got the new DVD player to the dust-covered monitor in your garage. E-waste is basically anything with a plug that is unused, obsolete or non-working. All Green accepts the following:
- Smart phones
- Miscellaneous electronic equipment (anything with a plug and circuit board)
Items not accepted include:
- Household hazardous waste
- Kitchen appliances
E-waste contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium 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. Help do your part to protect our environment by safely recycling your old electronics at this free public event.
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