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E-Waste Recycled Entirely Within the United States

December 16, 2010

Whittier, California – In response to news reports, about e-waste recycling programs sending their waste to China for
processing, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County announced today that all of the e-waste collected at the weekly Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors sponsored Household Hazardous/E-Waste (HHEW) Collection Events is, and has been, recycled entirely within the United States. 

“We carefully audit our contractor to make sure that they abide by our requirements to completely deconstruct all e-waste down to the commodity level within the United States,” said Steve Maguin, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Sanitation Districts.

In 2010, approximately 1.4 million pounds of e-waste was collected at 62 one-day HHEW collection events and sent to E-World Recyclers in Vista, California for recycling.  This includes CRTs and all miscellaneous e-wastes. 

The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale and consist of 23 independent special districts serving about 5.7 million people in Los Angeles County.  The service area encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within the county.  The Sanitation Districts protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management, and in doing so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy, and recycled materials.

Contact: Basil Hewitt
Public Information   
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

(562) 908-4288, ext. 2311

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Recycling Guidelines
For more information on what items should be placed in the recycling containers (blue bins), please review EDCO's curbside recycling program information to find videos, additional guidelines, and other recycling information.

Recycling and Transfer Station
Signal Hill Disposal has developed the Recycling and Transfer Station, an approximately 143,000-square-foot distressed property at the northwest corner of Patterson and California. The facility assists the City of Signal Hill and surrounding communities in achieving evolving state-mandated recycling goals. 

Used Motor Oil and Oil Filter Collection Program
A free used motor oil and filter collection program has now been established at
EDCO Recycling & Transfer, 2755 California Avenue in Signal Hill. Through this
program, residents of the region now have a safe and more environmentally
friendly option for disposing of their used motor oil and oil filters.

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