DPW To Hold Two E-Cycling Events This Spring

From Logan Circle’s listserv
DPW To Hold Two E-Cycling Events This Spring

Residents may bring computers and other items for environmentally safe
recycling on either April 23rd or May 14

As part of the District’s celebration of Earth Day, the DC Department
of Public Works and the Clean City Office are partnering with federal
agencies, George Washington University and the Dell Corporation to
sponsor a special electronics-recycling event on Saturday, April 23
from 9 am – 3 pm at Carter Barron Amphitheatre on 16th and Kennedy

A second e-cycling event will be held in conjunction with DPW’s
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Saturday, May 14th from 9 am –
pm, also at Carter Barron.

Old computers and accessories, office equipment, TVs and other
electronics comprise a rapidly growing segment of America’s waste
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than 3.2
million tons of electronic waste is laid to rest in landfills each

Many types of electronics contain significant amounts of potentially
hazardous materials such as arsenic, lead and mercury. In the U.S. it
is estimated that approximately 70% of the toxic metals in landfills
from discarded electronics. Pollution and the potential for adverse
affects from improper disposal of electronics are becoming serious

Additionally, almost all of the materials in electronics -from
and glass to precious metals can be extracted and reused.

E-cycling your end-of-life electronics keeps their harmful components
out of landfills and supports the recovery and reuse of valuable

Residents may bring televisions and audio-video equipment, cell
home office equipment, computers, computer parts and computer
components for
end-of-life disposal or recycling. All computer monitors and TV
screens must be intact – not cracked, punctured or shattered.

Peace and Blessings
Shireen Mitchell