COMMUNITY SHRED EVENT & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
Free Document Shredding and E-waste Recycling to Residents
When: Saturday, January 18th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Fire Training Tower located at the City Yards (2500 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90404)
Did you find a stash of “sensitive” papers while doing your Spring Cleaning? How about some outdated electronics in your garage that you don’t know what to do with? The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery & Recycling Division can help you safely dispose of your unwanted records and documents AND your obsolete electronics at a FREE Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. The event is open to Santa Monica residents and will be held at the City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Shredding is a reliable way of safely and properly disposing of documents containing personal information that, if discarded improperly, could open the door to identity theft. The City has arranged to provide secure shredding services free of charge (up to 25 file boxes per vehicle, 12”x17”x9”) and all shredded materials will be recycled.
Documents will be commercially shredded by trained, licensed and bonded document destruction specialists. When they are destroyed, they are recycled into new paper products. That means:
A reduced need for landfill space
A reduced need for new lumber
Less energy and water is needed to process new lumber
In addition, as technology evolves, hundreds of thousands of computers, copiers, fax machines, TVs and other electronics become “obsolete” every year and generate E-waste. Most devices contain a variety of materials that can be recovered and reused but contain certain materials rendering them hazardous and unacceptable for municipal trash disposal. The City will accept E-waste and ensure proper recycling.
So, do you have sensitive documents that you’re nervous about tossing in the recycling? Tired of old electronics cluttering the garage?
Come to the City Yards on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, and we can take it off your hands for free!