Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2006
trueCycle, Inc. and Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, will host a two-day recycling event January, 27th - 28th, 2006. The event is open to the public. Donations dropped off at the Holy Family Recycling Drive are tax deductible. Proceeds will benefit the Holy Family Giving Bank and Community Services.
Because most consumers don't know where to take their obsolete electronics, the refuse from discarded electronic products often ends up in landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled. In a recent interview, Todd Hill, founder and CEO of trueCycle, Inc., said, "The improper disposal of end-of-life electronics, called e-waste, is the world's fastest growing waste problem. Rapidly evolving technology has produced a culture of disposable electronics, with replacement often easier and less costly than repair."
Electronic computer equipment is generally a complicated assembly of more than one thousand materials, many of which are highly toxic. Substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, brominated flame retardants and PVC plastics can cause significant risks to human health, wildlife, and the environment when e-waste ends up in landfills.
Todd Hill, a technology expert who sits on numerous National Councils for the EPA, believes local collection events serve the community in several ways. "trueCycle is pleased to provide consumers with a convenient, and responsible way to dispose of obsolete electronics while supporting community services. These events raise awareness about hazards associated with improper storage and disposal of electronic devices and give consumers appropriate alternatives."
Only electronic items from the following list will be accepted at
Monitors & Televisions
Desktop & Laptop Computers
Workstations & Servers
Printers & Copiers & Fax Machines
Cell Phones & PDAs
Scanners & Cameras
Radios & Stereos
LAN & Peripheral Cards
Mice & Keyboards
Who: trueCycle, Inc. and Holy Family Church of So. Pasadena
What: Holy Family Electronics Recycling Drive
Where: Holy Family Church, St. Joseph Center, Fremont Avenue,
South Pasadena,CA 91030. Parking lot behind St. Joseph Center,
at the corner of Fremont Ave. and Oak St.
When: Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A California Authorized e-waste recycler with corporate offices in Pasadena and operations facilities in Victorville and Placerville, trueCycle, Inc. provides environmentally responsible e-waste solutions for government agencies, corporations, healthcare organizations, and other waste handlers, nationwide.
Note: Todd Hill is available for interviews. Contact Marie Oser,
CONTACT: for trueCycle, Inc.
Todd Hill, 866.668.1888
SOURCE: trueCycle, Inc.
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