Celebrating Earth Day with Electronics Recycling
After the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, a U.S. senator organized a nationwide demonstration against environmental pollution. The protest took place on April 22, 1970, and twenty million Americans joined in from all around the country to support more sustainable treatment of the environment. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Today, that first Earth Day has grown into a global event recognized by more than 192 countries. Each year, communities celebrate Earth Day by planting trees, picking up trash, and responsibly recycling old electronics. Securis is proud to say that this year, we were able to participate in four separate Earth Day electronics recycling events. During these events alone, we were able to collect tens of thousands of pounds of computers, cell phones, toner, servers, laptops, printers, keyboards, and other IT equipment.
Proper electronics recycling is a vital piece of being environmentally responsible. Many materials found in electronic devices are hazardous. When old cell phones and computers end up in landfills, mercury, cadmium, and lead leach into the soil or, when burned, are released into the atmosphere. This impacts the planet as well as having dangerous effects for people, animals, and plants.
By responsibly recycling these materials, the hazardous effects are eliminated.
For the community, we hold recycling events on the second Saturday of each month:
May 14 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 11 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 9 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
September 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
October 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
November 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
December 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information on the monthly recycling event and for a list of acceptable items and fees, please visit https://securis.com/monthly-electronics-recycling-event/.