Don't throw out that cell phone or computer monitor when you upgrade!!!
- Electronic waste represents five percent or 3.2 million tons of theU.S. municipal waste stream
- consumer electronics constitute 40 % of lead found in landfills - Glass screens, or CRTs in televisions and computer screens contain as much as 27 percent lead in California, over $1.2 billion will be spent on E-Waste disposal over the next five years
Household & business electronics such as T.V.'s, fax machines, printers, monitors,
cell phones, microwave ovens and stereo systems don't belong in Landfills!
2 Ways to Recycle Electronic Equipment
- many non-profit groups can use your old equipment when you upgrade
- the equipment is disassembled and the components such as plastic, glass, and metals--are recovered and used to manufacture new products.
- Goodwill Industries of Southern California - computer monitors, CPUs, printers, scanners, fax machines
- LA Shares - a non-profit program that takes tax-deductible donations of reusable goods - new & used - from the local business community
- Del Norte Recycling Center - 111 So. Del Norte Blvd., Oxnard.
televisions, copiers, VCRs, stereos, laptops, cell phones, computers, monitors, scanners, fax machines
Call 805/278-8200 for details. Residential E- Waste only! Maximum of 3 items per household.
- Gold Coast Recycling Center: 5275 Colt Street, Ventura. Call 805/642-9236 for more information about their program.
- Recycled Goods Warehouse - 6059 Sikorsky, Ventura. Accepts all computer equipment for repair, reuse, or recycling. A small fee is charged for certain monitors.
They also accept electronic test equipment, medical & scientific equipment, and most office electronics. Call 805/644-3100 for more information.
- Earth 911 - a great source for several options - links to recycling cell phones, computers and other electronic equipment.
- HMRLA - specializes in buying, selling, trading and recycling excess inventory, surplus or obsolete merchandise and end of life computer and electronic equipment
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