SAN DIEGO–Recycle San Diego and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church have aligned to benefit the church’s ministry by hosting an eWaste Recycling Fundraising Event on Saturday, June 15, from 10am-2pm in the church’s parking lot at 9191 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa (across the street from the Souplantation).
Jeffrey Harding, the Founder and President of Recycle San Diego, says “It is always gratifying to partner with a not-for-profit institution like Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, whose mission and programs benefit from a portion of the eWaste event proceeds. We are happy to provide our recycling expertise and coordinate this eWaste event that will divert lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals from our local landfill. Only 15% of users recycle their computers, which means that 85% end up in landfills. We need to continue to educate people that eWaste recycling events offer an opportunity to dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally-responsible manner.”
Items that can be recycled include: computers, monitors, TVs, laptops, cables, printers, fax machines, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, and other electronic items.
Recycle San Diego wishes to remind the public that it is illegal to dispose of e-Waste in the trash and California requires that companies recycle their e-Waste. California currently has the most comprehensive landfill ban in the nation, curbing both the illegal disposal and export of the largest category of toxic electronics which includes CRT TVs and computer monitors.