Eastlake Self Storage in Chula Vista, Calif., is partnering with Recycle San Diego to offer its customers free electronic-waste (e-waste) recycling. The facility will accept drop-offs every day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“This new partnership between our two organizations offers a logical and practical solution to the problem of limited local access to electronics-recycling facilities,” said Jeff Harding, founder and president of Recycle San Diego. “Consumers can now drop off their e-waste seven days a week at the Eastlake Self Storage in a safe and secure location, and Recycle San Diego will manage the collection and safe processing of the materials.”
His organization’s goal is to expand the scale and scope of this effort and ultimately create easily accessible drop-off centers throughout San Diego County, providing environmentally conscience consumers easier accessibility to collection facilities in their own neighborhoods, Harding added.
It is illegal in California to dump electronic waste such as computers, televisions, mobile phones and similar products in the garbage. California currently has the most comprehensive landfill ban in the nation, curbing the illegal disposal and export of the largest category of toxic electronics, which includes cathode ray tube TVs and computer monitors, according to a press release. Recycle companies find ways to reuse, repurpose and recycle e-waste rather than have the products end up in landfills.
Founded in 2006, Recycle San Diego recycles more than 100 different items. The company works with small business, corporations, nonprofits and other organizations to set up e-waste drop-offs.
Eastlake Self Storage is a locally owned and operated source for personal and commercial storage solutions. In addition to self-storage, the facility offers U-Haul truck-rental services and boat/RV storage.