Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 -- The County of Orange, Discovery Science Center, Goodwill of Orange County and Angels Baseball team up for the first Eco Challenge Triple Play event. Orange County residents can drop off electronic waste, old paper files and gently used clothing for a tax-deductible donation at Angels Stadium on Saturday, August 10th between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The first three hundred cars that bring three bags of any of the above-mentioned items will receive two free tickets to a 2013 Angels baseball game.
But that’s not all! Every Orange County participant in this recycling and disposal event will walk away a winner, each car will receive one free child’s admission coupon for Eco Challenge exhibit at Discovery Science Center. All clothing donors will receive a donation receipt from Goodwill.
“The Triple Play event is a great combination of fun, environmental responsibility and getting those closets and files cleaned out! We hope that residents take advantage of the triple play opportunity at Angel Stadium on Saturday, August 10th,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Shawn Nelson.
Last year Goodwill of Orange County was able to divert 43 million pounds of waste from Orange County landfills. This year they are aiming for more. This is a great opportunity for Orange County residents to clean up the house while helping to keep Orange County clean and green.
"Every year, we process and divert tons of electronics, paper, cardboard and textiles from landfills, generating indispensable revenue for our programs," said Frank Talarico, Jr., president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County. "By recycling with the Eco Challenge Triple Play, participants are doing more than just save the planet, they're also helping people within our own community get and keep jobs."
For more information about the Eco Challenge Triple Play visit http://www.discoverycube.org/tripleplay. To learn more about the types of donations that will and will not be accepted, visit http://www.ocgoodwill.org/business-services/e-waste.
About Discovery Science Center
For 25 years, Discovery Science Center (DSC) has been a non‐profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting educators teach science and increasing public understanding of science, technology, engineering and math through interactive exhibits and programs. With one of the largest education outreach programs in the county and an unparalleled approach at creating immersive, game‐based exhibits, DSC is revolutionizing how educational content is delivered. Throughout the year, guests can take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero or feel the power of a simulated rocket engine launch. Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Bubblefest throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover. DSC owns and operates the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center based in Santa Ana, CA and will be opening a second facility in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, call (714) 542‐CUBE or visit http://www.discoverycube.org.
About the County of Orange and OC Waste and Recycling
The mission of the County of Orange is to make Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost‐effective regional public services. OC Waste & Recycling helps fulfill this mission by meeting the County’s solid waste disposal needs by providing waste management services, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. OC Waste & Recycling manages one of the nation’s premiere solid waste disposal systems, which serve 34 cities and over three million residents. OC Waste & Recycling operates a network of three active landfills and four household hazardous waste collection centers. Visit http://www.OCecochallenge.com for more information.
About Goodwill of Orange County
Now in its 89th year, Goodwill of Orange County is in the business of helping people who are facing barriers to enter the workforce in a meaningful, fulfilling manner. Founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve the independence that work provides, Goodwill is most famous for being the conduit where donated goods are sold in America’s favorite thrift stores to generate the revenue that provides the services to those who face employment challenges. Goodwill is our country’s leader in creating and providing quality training and employment services to empower individuals to be productive and independent. In 2012, Goodwill was named one of Orange County’s Most Trusted Brands.
About Angels Baseball
The Los Angeles Angels joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1961 and have since gone on to win eight American League Western Division Championships, host three All-Star games and capture the 2002 World Series Championship. Over its 53-year history, the franchise also boasts two MVP’s, two Cy Young winners, two Rookie of the Years, 34 Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 138 All-Stars. Visit the Angels online at http://www.Angels.com, follow them on Twitter @Angels and like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Angels. For media information, visit http://www.angelspressbox.com.
Dan Nasitka, Discovery Science Center, 714.913.5018, [email protected]