Elephant Pharmacy is hosting an electronic recycling drop-off day on Saturday. The pharmacy, at 1607 Shattuck Ave., will be accepting computers, TVs, stereos, and all other electronic equipment from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Computers & Education will reuse as much as possible and the Computer Recycling Center will environmentally recycle the rest. CRC is registered with the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the Department of Toxic Substance Control.
Elephant Pharmacy will also be handing out 10 percent-off coupons (for purchases that day) to everyone recycling electronics.
“We put computers into the hands of foster kids and home-bound disabled elderly, and in most cases this is their very first computer,” says Lynn Goodison of Computers & Education. Computers & Education overwrites all hard drives to destroy all personal data.
An estimated 5 million computers become obsolete in the United States each month. Computers and electronic products may also contain hazardous materials that harm the environment.