Bonita Vista High School PTSA Sponsors Free eWaste Drop-Off Fundraiser
PR Log - Jan 16, 2013 - SAN DIEGO -- Recycle San Diego and the Bonita Vista High School PTSA have partnered to benefit the school by hosting an eWaste Event on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 10am-2pm in the school’s main parking lot at 751 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista.
Jeffrey Harding, the Founder and President of Recycle San Diego, says “By conducting this eWaste Event, Recycle San Diego is making it easier for environmentally-conscious people to safely recycle their old TVs and computer monitors. Recycling items with cathode ray tubes (CRTs) saves energy and conserves resources, allows the recovered lead from the glass to be reused, and reduces the amount of lead leaching into landfills. About 57 million computers and televisions are sold in the United States annually and it is important that everyone recycles their old CRTs responsibly.”
Items that can be recycled include: computers, monitors, TVs, laptops, cables, printers, fax machines, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, and other electronic items.
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 e-waste collection systems in the industry. Recycle San Diego believes in safe, environmentally friendly ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose eWaste of all types. “We recycle anything that plugs in or runs on batteries!”