On Saturday, October 12, the Fountain Valley Community Foundation will be hosting a free electronic waste (e-waste) collection event for local citizens to drop-off their unwanted electronic items.
In conjunction with this event, from 9am to 1pm, Star Real Estate will be offering free paper shredding by OC Shredding, a licensed, bonded and insured company specializing in safe and secure document destruction.
The electronics recycling event will take place in the parking lot next to the Fountain Valley Recreation Center at 16400 Brookhurst Street from 9am to 4pm. Paper shredding will be at the same location, but will end at 1pm. This is a free service offered to residents to clean out their files and old electronics and dispose of them safely and forever.
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. We need to make good choices about what to do with our e-waste to help ensure a clean environment for future generations.
Acceptable household e-waste items include:
- PC systems
- home entertainment systems
- cell phones
- desktop copiers
- fax machines
- DVD and VCR players
- audio devices
- loose wires in working condition or not
Suggested items for paper shredding include anything containing sensitive information, especially your Social Security number, account numbers and birthdates. Some examples are: obsolete financial records, including loan applications, pre-approved credit card applications, personal medical records or physician statements, correspondence and tax preparation worksheets, bank statements, cancelled checks credit card statements, receipts, and pay stubs.
For more information on electronic recycling, visit www.monitorheaven.com or call Orange Coast Computers & Recycling at 800-574-5944.