In recognition of Pollution Prevention Week, E-PASS, along with several community partners, is sponsoring another shredding and electronics recycling event Saturday, September 18th from 8 am to 12 pm. It will be at the Amway Arena (West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801), in the parking lot area in front of the Amway Arena near the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.
This is a free event, open to everyone. Residents can bring their documents and watch as they are shredded. In an effort to reduce wait times, please limit your shredding to less than 10 boxes.
Kicking off the 20th Anniversary of Pollution Prevention Week, Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff will be on hand to discuss their Easy As One campaign and will collect retail plastic bags to recycle and used cell phones (working and non-working) along with stray chargers to donate to a local charity.
Participants who bring in 20 or more retail plastic bags for recycling will receive a reusable shopping bag. Those who bring a cell phone or paper for shredding will receive a day pass to a Florida State Park by visiting the Easy As One booth, while supplies last. For more information on Easy As One visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/EasyAsOne.
In addition, participants can bring working and non-working electronics (excluding TVs) for recycling. See below for accepted items. E-PASS and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority are not responsible for any items dropped off during this event.
The following electronics will be accepted, working or not working: desktop, tower, laptop computers; CRT, LCD, plasma monitors/displays; printers/plotters; fax machines; telephone systems, switches; PDAs, radios; stereos; VHS/DVDs; video games; projectors, cameras; any kind of storage media. At this time, we CANNOT accept TVs.
For computers and other items like cell phones and PDAs, a private company will process the item for data destruction (three pass electronic erasure and Department of Defense level sanitization of hard drives). All identifying marks, stickers and labels are removed. If media cannot be securely destroyed electronically, physical destruction is carried out at their facility.
For more information, please call 407-690-5000.