Date(s) - 05/23/2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste, have personal and business documents shredded and receive free compost at this City’s popular e-waste event, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Shredding trucks, e-waste collection sites and compost piles will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot I. Look for signs directing you to the event. Motorists and bicyclists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area.
E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries. Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.
Public Works is also helping residents prevent identity theft by providing free paper shredding during the event. The public can bring a maximum of five legal-size boxes for shredding. Sensitive documents such as receipts, checks, pre-approved credit applications, credit card statements, outdated tax returns, pre-printed envelopes, return address labels and business cards are items that can be shredded.
Organic waste is being composted from commercial and residential sources throughout the city. The compost giveaway helps close the recycling loop when organic waste returns to the city after processing as compost that can be used in planting beds and landscapes. Bring a shovel and sturdy container, and take home up to 30 gallons of compost while supplies last.
The event is sponsored by the City’s Department of Public Works and Athens Services.