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E-Waste Center, Best Buy to collect old TVs, computers

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Community, Thinking Green

EWaste Center Inc. and Best Buy of Signal Hill will be sponsoring an e-waste collection and recycling event at the Best Buy at 2701 Cherry Avenue on August 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consumers can help prevent toxic chemicals and hazardous materials from entering landfills by bringing in their old televisions and outdated computers to have them properly disposed of. Best Buy will reward these consumers with a $50 coupon that they can use toward the purchase of a new television or PC at the Signal Hill location. Consumers can also bring in their other outdated electronic products, but they will not qualify for the Best Buy coupon.
The refuse from discarded electronic products, also known as e-waste, often ends up in landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled. Improper disposal of these outdated products also leads to the exportation to third-world countries where strict environmental and labor laws are not present. That means toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury that are commonly used in these products can contaminate the land, air, and water. EWaste Center is dedicated to disposing of these products in a safe and ethical manner.
EWaste Center Inc. is a leading e-waste recycling company certified by the Environmental Protection Agency, California Integrated Waste Management Board, and the Department of Toxic Substances. Their vision is to clean up the world, one out-dated hazardous electronic device at a time.
For more information regarding EWaste Center Inc. and the collection event, contact Clara Jung at (323) 837-9950.

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