Camarillo, Calif., April 13, 2011 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host a campus-community Free Electronics Recycling Day at the Sage Hall Parking Lot A2 on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The CSU campuses are partnering with E-Waste, All Green Electronics Recycling, a premier E-Waste recycling company, to celebrate Earth Day by collecting community E-waste during the month of April.  CI’s recycling day is free and open to anyone interested in disposing of E-waste in a safe and secure environment.  There will be a convenient drive-thru drop off service as well as walk-up donations. 

What is E-waste?  It is anything with a plug and circuit board and includes items like an outdated laptop, a VCR, monitors, printers, TVs, stereos and other electronic equipment.  It is NOT furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances. E-waste contains heavy metals like lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium, and zinc, which contaminate the soil and water. Improper disposal of E-waste accounts for 70 percent of all heavy metals found in landfills today.  A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency states that the E-waste in landfills will quadruple over the next five years.

Judy Botelho, Director of the Center for Community Engagement at the CSU Chancellor's office, said, “It is our hope that the E-waste events taking place on CSU campuses throughout southern and central California will not only provide a service to our local community, but that it will also encourage people to learn more about the ways they can be environmentally responsible on a local and global level.

The event is sponsored by CI’s Center for Community Engagement and partial proceeds from the event will benefit the center.

For information regarding recycling visit www.allgreenrecycling.com and for information on the Free Electronics Recycling Day at CSU Channel Islands contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement at CSU Channel Islands at 805-437-8851 or pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu.

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