Free Electronics Recycling Drop Off

The Writerz Blok Hosts FREE E-Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, April 28

Media Contact: Sandra Candler | scandler@jacobscenter.org

What:  Writerz Blok is holding a Free E-Waste Recycling Event for the Community
When:
  Saturday, April 28, 2012
When:
  10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: The Joe & Vi Jacobs Center,
across the street from Writerz Blok
4981 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102
Collection site will be located in parking lot

As part of the commitment to sustainability, the Writerz Blok along with Diamond Management, Inc. and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, is sponsoring a free electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, April 28 to help community members and businesses recycle properly dispose of old or unwanted electronics in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

Statistics released by the Environment Protection Agency in 2007 state that and estimated 370 million units of e-waste are discarded annually in the United States and less than 20 percent of it is recycled. Although electronic waste only accounts for two percent of America’s trash in landfills, it equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste. Some electronic devices contain contaminants and hazardous materials including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants.

Organized by the Writerz Blok, the free recycling event will be held in the parking lot at 4981Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102, directly across the street from Writerz Blok main headquarters. The event will be held rain or shine.

Accepted electronics: Computer Monitors, Computers, Speakers, CRT Monitors, Televisions, Plasma Screens/TV’s, Cell phones, Telephones, Stereo Equipment, LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Keyboards/Mice, Laptops, Copiers/Printers, Scanners, , Camcorders, Fax Machine, Miscellaneous Wiring,  MP3 Players, Items with Electronic Boards, DVD Players, VCR’s, and much more.

The following items are not accepted: Household, commercial appliances or hazardous materials/ waste.

About California Writerz Blok
“Call a kid a tagger and he’s a criminal. Help him become
an artist and everything changes.”

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What’s prized by one person, might be despised by another. What’s priceless to some, means little to others.

With street art this is even more the case. What some call vandalism, others see as bold, beautiful, and expressive. What some paint over, others want to frame. But on one thing, most agree. When graffiti is scrawled on a park bench, private business, or freeway overpass, it impacts community pride, spawns fear, and contributes to gang violence. Indeed, graffiti is an ongoing problem in many of San Diego’s older urban centers, creating a dismal backdrop for even the brightest efforts at revitalization. In one such community, however, something entirely different is taking place. Graffiti is being used as a tool for the very transformation the neighborhood seeks.

In southeastern San Diego, four miles east of downtown, a vibrant street art culture is leading the way as a group of artists builds their skills and shares their talent, bringing young people into the heart of a community-led effort to turn brownfields and blight into projects of promise — while at the same time raising awareness and respect for graffiti as the art form it truly is.

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