When the iPhone was announced how many of you ran out and bought it and subsequently tossed your old Motorola or LG mobile phone in the trash? You think its so small it really won’t make a difference with all the trash out there. Well it does make a difference and so do the tons of old computers, televisions, stereos and other electronic equipment that is quickly filling our landfills.
The LA Times compiled this list of S.A.F.E. Centers that collect solvents, automotive waste, flammable materials and electronics.These centers accept computers, monitors, printers, cables, telephones, televisions, microwave ovens, video games, cellphones, radios, stereos, VCRs and electronic toys.
S.A.F.E. Centers will not accept refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers or conventional ovens.
The locations are:
UCLA: 550 Charles E. Young Drive W., Los Angeles. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but electronic waste is accepted only on Saturdays.
Playa del Rey: Hyperion Treatment Plant, 7660 W. Imperial Highway, Gate B. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Sun Valley: 11025 Randall St. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Near Glendale: 4600 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Near Vernon: 2649 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
San Pedro: 1400 N. Gaffey St. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
If you need assistance finding an electronics recycling facility near you, please check earth911.com and click on ‘electronics’.