News Details
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 - 1pm - Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and Environmental Services Bureau to Sponsor 3rd Annual E-Waste Drive
Event Offers Residents a Free, Convenient and Local Drop-Off Location to Responsibly Recycle “E-Waste”

What:              3rd Annual Electronic Waste Drive

 

When:              Saturday, February 7, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Where:            Northeast lot at the corner of Broadway at Long Beach Blvd.

 

Who:                2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and Staff

Environmental Services Bureau and Staff

E-Waste Drive Volunteers

                        Su Casa Domestic Violence Shelter

                        Interval House

 

                       

Why:                Following the holiday season and Digital TV Conversion requirements, residents are asked to bring their old, broken, or unused e-waste, and we will recycle it. The digital conversion is leading consumers to get rid of their old analog televisions, even though many still work, therefore creating an E-Waste tsunami. TVs contain toxic materials, like lead, cadmium, and beryllium, that don’t belong in the landfill. Old TVs contain an average of 4 to 8 pounds of lead and if disposed improperly will lead to toxic chemicals leaching into groundwater over time.

 

It is ILLEGAL to dispose of e-waste in your trash. Common types of “e-waste” include computer monitors and peripherals, TVs and plasma screens, DVD players, electronics, cell phones, digital/LCD clocks, and more. No hazardous waste like paint, lightbulbs, or batteries will be accepted. All cell phones will be donated to Interval House and Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network to help battered spouses and children successfully transition out of abusive homes.

 

For hazardous waste, please dispose items at Gaffey Street Collection Center, 1400 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731, Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

                        For the past two years, this annual E-Waste event has collected over 37 tons of E-waste.

 

For more information and drop off locations, please visit http://www.longbeach-recycles.org/. Any questions may be directed to Jemie Sae Koo at jemie_saekoo@longbeach.gov or Lisa Harris at 562-570-4694.