What: Free eWaste Collections Event at Home Depot in Vista
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, 2013
Time 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Depot
Where: 2430 S. Melrose Drive Vista, CA
eWaste Collections Event site will be located in parking lot next to Home Depot Vendor Fair
On Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, residents and businesses are invited to stop by a FREE electronic waste (eWaste) recycling collection event that will be held at the Home Depot parking lot in the Vista, CA at the corner of S. Melrose Drive and Park Center Drive. The event will be held rain or shine.
CFAC (Concerned Filipino American Club) is hosting a FREE electronic waste (eWaste) recycling collection event to help community members, residents and businesses, recycle and properly dispose of old and unwanted electronics in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. CFAC has a commitment to promote sustainability and to keep our communities environmentally safe.
Environmental programs and eWaste Collection Events help to reduce improper and illegal dumping of eWaste in our cities and landfills, thus promoting the protection of the planet from various toxicities from reaching our soil and environment.
Electronics waste, common term names as “eWaste”, “e-waste”, “e-scrap” and “end-of- life electronics” are descriptions for used electronics that are nearing their end of useful life and are discarded, donated or given to a recycler. The EPA considers eWaste to be only a subset of used electronics, recognizing the essential value of these materials for reuse, refurbishment or recycle with the goal to minimize the actual waste that might
end up in a landfill or improperly disposed in an unprotected dump site in the US and/or abroad.
The EPA estimates that, in 2009, US consumers and businesses discarded televisions, computers, cell phones and hard copy peripherals (including printers, scanners, faxes) totaling 2.37 million tons. Approximately 25 percent of these electronics were collected for recycling, with the remainder disposed of primarily in landfills, where the precious metals cannot be recovered. The eWaste collected in America’s landfill trash is about 2% and equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste with some electronic devices containing contaminants and hazardous materials to include lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants. Electronic items that are considered to be hazardous include, but are not limited to:
• Televisions and computer monitors that contain cathode ray tubes
• LCD desktop monitors
• Laptop computers with LCD displays
• LCD televisions
• Plasma televisions
• Portable DVD players with LCD screens.
Accepted electronics: Computers, Laptops, Monitors, Portable Electronics, Servers, PC Systems, IT Equipment, Mobile Phones, Printers, Televisions, Mainframe Units, Computer Parts, UPS/PDA, Networking Equipment, Mother Board Systems, Ink/Toner Cartridges, Copiers/Scanners/Fax, VCR/VCD/DVD players, Telephones, iPods, Calculators, Home Entertainment Systems, Cables/wires, Car & Forklift Batteries, and Old Electronics.
***Microwave Ovens $5.00 service fee for processing hazardous waste
We do not accept Refrigerators, washers and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs, and household batteries. All personal data is erased or destroyed for consumer protection.
CFAC is a non-profit organization founded in 2012, promoting the common good and best interest for the general welfare of the community. The focus is in quality education and increasing awareness in the areas of economics, environmental, social and government. CFAC encourages proper and safe electronics (eWaste) disposal for residents and businesses by promoting environmental responsibility to reduce the impact of eWaste in our landfills and communities.