Cupertino recycling drop-off event aims to divert waste from landfills

Courtesy of City of Cupertino Facebook page

Drive through and drop off your unwanted recyclable items at the Shredding & Environmental Recycling event.

The City’s fourth Environmental Recycling Day and Shredding Event will be held at De Anza College on Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Below is a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials to discard.

Acceptable

  • Confidential documents for shredding – two box limit
  • Yard Waste (processed for compost)
  • Reusable furniture, clothing and shoes (for donation; NO dirty, broken, stained or torn furniture)
  • Children’s plastic toys and play structures (for recycling)
  • U-Waste (batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes)
  • E-Waste (computers, monitors and printers, etc.)
  • Kitchen Appliances that do not contain Freon (acceptable items: washer, dryers, non freon refrigerators, microwaves, toasters).

Unacceptable

  • No products containing toxic chemicals: (paints, pesticides, fertilizers)
  • No painted or treated wood
  • No Mattresses; and no furniture that is broken, torn, stained or dirty
  • No Kitchen Appliances that contain Freon

The goal of this event is to prevent valuable resources from going to the landfill. For more information, click here.

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