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Point Reyes National Seashore Hosts Earth Day 2014 Electronics Recycling Collection

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Date: April 14, 2014
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

Truck collecting e-waste at Bear Valley Visitor Center.

On April 22, at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, from 10 am to 2 pm, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate Earth Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating planet Earth and the protection of its resources.

Please note the following items will be accepted:

  • All computers and related accessories and peripherals
  • Televisions/CRT Monitors
  • Audio/video equipment
  • Small printers, scanners, and faxes
  • Wires, cables, and power cords
  • Printer toner and inkjet cartridges
  • Cell phones, PDAs, and telephones
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • VHS, cassette, 8-Track tapes

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Dry cell batteries (AA, AAA, D, etc.)
  • Light bulbs of any kind
  • Large household appliances such as refrigerators and stoves
  • Furniture
  • Commercial copy machines
  • NO HAZARDOUS WASTE

All e-waste will be taken to Renew Computers in San Rafael, California, for recycling. For more information about e-waste recycling at Point Reyes National Seashore, contact Dale Dualan at 415-464-5286.

About Earth Day
Earth Day began when former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, called for an environmental teach-in in 1969, which was inspired by the teach-ins dealing with the Vietnam War. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, and drew an estimated 20 million participants. Tens of thousands of people filled New York's Fifth Avenue, Congress adjourned so member could speak across the nation, and at least 2,000 colleges marked the occasion. Today, Earth Day is celebrated in 174 countries by over a half billion people, making it the most celebrated secular holiday in the world, a day on which people get outdoors, plant trees, clean up trash, and express support for the environment.

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