Chamber Sponsors E-Waste Recycling for Residents

The Temple City Chamber of Commerce sponsored this e-waste recycling event.

Written by ALBERT CHEN / Published July 20, 2012 

On the weekend of July 14 and 15 from 9 AM to 4 PM, a free E-waste recycling event was held in the parking lot of Super A Foods on Rosemead Boulevard.

In a sectioned part of the lot was a drive through where people could unload their unwanted electronics for recycling.

Electronics such as computers, televisions, radios, printers, fax machines, and even spare wiring were brought in for shipment to recycling facilities. However, light bulbs and large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers were not allowed.

The event was hosted by Greenview Recourse Management Inc. in partnership with the Temple City Chamber of Commerce.

Greenview provides the recycling facilities while the Temple City Chamber of Commerce provides the pick-up venues and some of the advertising.

“The city helps,“ said one of the workers, “It is sponsored by the Temple City Chamber of Commerce and some of the proceeds go to the Temple City Chamber of Commerce.”

The e-waste recycling event takes place biyearly, so there will be plenty more chances to get rid of unwanted electronics in the future for those that missed the recycling event.

“We do it every half year,” said the manager at the event. “Usually once in the winter and once in the summer.”

Recycling old electronics is important for preventing the accumulation of these potentially hazardous wastes from entering landfills and the environment.

Bringing old electronics to e-waste recycling events is also an environmentally friendly and convenient way of eliminating clutter.

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