E-PASS Shredding and Recycling Event, April 2‏

In recognition of Keep America Beautiful Month, E-PASS, along with several community partners, will host a shredding and electronics recycling event Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 12 pm. The event will be in the parking lot area in front of the Amway Arena near the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801).

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. Please note, there will be several shredding trucks on hand so there is no need to line up prior to the event time.

In previous events, E-PASS has shredded and recycled over 50,000 pounds of paper and recycled more than 40,000 pounds of electronics.

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.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be on hand to stress the importance of document security and offer tips to help prevent identity theft.

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 or email info@oocea.com.

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority is a proud partner with the City of Orlando for this community event. Join Keep Orlando Beautiful and Green Up Orlando to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 16th with a project to plant trees, remove litter and beautify Lake Fran and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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