LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Tired of having a pile of outdated electronic equipment in your house? Why not get rid of it in an environmentally responsible way?
Edmonds Community College will be offering free electronics recycling open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th, at the college, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Signs will be provided from the entrance at 68th Ave. W and 200th St. SW. Download the college’s parking lot map at www.edcc.edu/parking
Recycling will be free for computers, laptops, monitors, TVs, and cell phones. Other electronics such as washers, dryers, VCRs, and printers will be accepted for a small fee. Cell phones collected will be used to raise funds for a Susan G. Komen event to help in the fight to end breast cancer.
Mercury, lead, cadmium, and other hazardous and toxic material can be found in electronic waste, and the Environmental Protection Agency reported in 2009 (can we get an updated statistic from the EPA?) that more than 82 percent of used electronics went to landfills and incinerators.
The recycling event is sponsored by the Edmonds Community Green Team and E-waste LLC.
For more information, contact E-waste LLC at 425-239-4118 or go to www.e-wastes.com