Friday, May 6, 2016

Earth Day is April 22nd - Do Your Part in Saving the Planet

Earth Day is April 22nd - Do Your Part in Saving the Planet

Join the E-Waste Recycling Drive at Your Local Storage Facility Near Lafayette
Get rid of your old electronic devices. They’re all just taking up space you could use for better things!  Everyone has some amount of this in their home. In fact, you might have a few pieces in your basement or perhaps an entire attic full of it. We are talking about E-waste. This popular term actually refers to electronic waste, which are electrical devices and pieces of equipment that have reached the end of their useful life. From televisions to computers to stereos and even cellular phones, these electronic products can be refurbished, reused or recycled – but they should never be simply thrown into the trash.

If you have electronic waste in your home, you can do your part to save the environment and declutter your home just by bringing it to your local storage facility near Lafayette. 5A Rent-A-Space offers a free E-waste recycling event from 10 am to 2 pm on the first Saturday of each month to help you remove electronic waste without cluttering landfills.

Why is E-Waste Recycling So Important?

During the electronics recycling process, valuable materials are recovered from electronics so that they can be reused to create new products. E-waste must be handled responsibly. By doing so, you can reduce your carbon footprint on the environment, reduce pollution and save energy. E-waste is one of the fastest growing segments of the municipal solid waste stream. Here are some of the key reasons to recycle your E-waste:

·         E-waste contains valuable, recoverable materials like copper, gold, silver, aluminum, plastics and ferrous metals. You can help to conserve natural resources when these materials can be extracted from used electronics rather than taken from the earth.

·         You can protect your surroundings by reducing the introduction of toxic chemicals (like mercury and lead) into the ground.

·         Help others by donating used electronics that could be refurbished and donated to those in need.
·         Save on landfill space.

·         Create jobs—because E-waste recycling provides employment opportunities for professional recyclers and refurbishers.

You can do your part and get rid of your unwanted electronics by visiting 5A Rent-A-Space in Moraga. Our Free E-waste Event runs the first Saturday of every month from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Bring in your unwanted computers, monitors, televisions cell phones, and other electronics – no appliances please.

Call 5A Rent-A-Space at (925) 643-2024 to learn about renting units at our storage facility near Lafayette. You can also check our Events page[s1]  to see what else is happening at the 5A Rent-A-Space in Moraga. Read our FAQs  to learn more about self-storage or you can reserve your unit online now. If you are not sure how much space you will need for your items, use our “Space Calculator” to get an estimate.

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