Poway, California: In order to create a cleaner environment for our community, the
Kool Climate Kids & SD Children’s Coalition is hosting an electronic waste [e-waste]
recycling collection event on Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th, 2012, in
the parking lot of (Poway Boys & Girls Club, 12988 Bowron Rd, Poway Ca), from
9:00AM to 4:00PM. The event is a free service to both city residents and businesses to
properly dispose of their computer obsoletes, and at the same time, help reduce improper
and illegal dumping in our city and landfills. More importantly, the event helps protect
our planet from various toxicities from reaching our soil and environment.
Study shows that 35 million pounds of e-waste are still sitting in California homes
and businesses. Less than 29% of e-waste is currently properly dismantled and/or
recycled. Electronic discard is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s
waste stream. 70% of heavy metals, 40% of lead and mercury contents found in
today’s landfills are from e-waste. June 12, 2009, new federal mandate requires that
television stations switch from analog format to digital format, which means a
greater number of televisions will become obsolete within the next several years.
E-waste includes electronic products or devices, such as computer monitors, televisions,
PC systems, printers, copiers, facsimile machines and home entertainment systems that
have reached their useful end, whether in working condition or not.
Please come show your support for a cleaner environment by sending e-waste away from
our city and landfills to the appropriate recycling process. For more detailed information
on the event, or qualified e-products, please contact the following:
San Diego Children’s
KL Climate Kids