On Saturday, April 21, the Fountain Valley Community Foundation will be hosting an electronic waste collection event for local citizens to drop off their unwanted electronic items.
The event will take place in the parking lot next to the Fountain Valley Recreation Center at 16400 Brookhurst St. from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. This is a free service offered to residents to properly dispose of their e-waste and help divert waste from landfills.
Hundreds of millions of retired computers, cell phones, and electronics sit idle or are discarded by Americans every year, eventually contributing to landfill waste. Toxic substances like lead, cadmium, and mercury that are commonly used in these products can contaminate the land, water, and air.
Acceptable household e-waste items include televisions, PC systems, laptops, monitors, home entertainment systems, cell phones, desktop copiers, printers, fax machines, keyboards, DVD and VCR players, audio devices, and loose wires in working condition or not.
Items not accepted are fluorescent lamps, microwaves, vacuums, and cooling units such as refrigerators.
For more information, visit monitorheaven.com or call Orange Coast Computers and Recycling at (800) 574-5944.