E-WASTE COLLECTION AT WLAC
By Sentinel News Wire
Published September 12, 2013

 


The community is invited to drop off their old and non?functional cell phones, televisions, computers, calculators, digital clocks, and other electronic devices at the e?waste recycling truck at EarthFest LA 2013 at West Los Angeles College on September 28.

Recycling e?waste reduces the amount of toxic and hazardous materials dumped into landfills, which take up space and can leach into soil and water.  These toxins include mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and chromium.

Additionally, materials such as aluminum, copper, silver and plastics are recovered, conserving resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources.

West is an accredited community college located at 9000 Overland Avenue (between Slauson and Jefferson) ? Culver City, CA 90230. Enter the college from Overland, or from Jefferson between Overland and La Cienega.  Follow the signs to the recycling truck.

EarthFest LA is a family?friendly environmental / healthy living expo and outdoor concert. The morning program includes panel discussions on what you need to know about “Obamacare,” and climate change. Information booths and demonstrations begin at 11:00 a.m. The outdoor concert with lawn seating starts at 2:00 p.m. Featured are smooth jazz artist and Grammy winner Paul Brown, hit band Ambrosia, Latin?groove artist Freddie Ravel, and up?and?coming singer/songwriter Chris Lightfoot. Low umbrellas, beach chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. No alcohol or pets are permitted.

Free passes to EarthFest LA can be printed from www.EarthFestLA.org. The event is produced by the non?profit organization California Greenworks. Guests are encouraged to make a $10.00 donation to help Greenworks continue their on?going programs. Parking is free in Lots A, 1 and 2 and the S. Parking Structure. Use the Jefferson entrance between La Cienega and Overland for the best access to parking. For more information, visit www.EarthFestLA.org.

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