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Dump e-waste, personal docs at collection event Oct. 10

Posted: September 29, 2009 3:59 p.m.
Updated: October 9, 2009 1:49 p.m.
 
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station invite residents to attend the Safe and Secure Community Collection event for proper personal document destruction, electronic waste and prescription medications disposal.

The Sate and Secure event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at College of the Canyons' main campus in Valencia.

These important and free services are aimed at helping residents properly dispose of sensitive materials while helping to prevent crime and protect the environment.

At the Safe and Secure Community Collection Event, community members can bring personal documentation such as papers, binders, unwanted and expired credit cards and computer disks to be safely destroyed by Confidential Data Destruction Company.

Each participant may bring up to five boxes of personal papers of any kind, complete with staples and paper clips, to be shredded for free and receive a Certificate of Destruction from the Sheriff's Department as proof of disposal.

"The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department is the only organization in the entire nation to host an activity like the Safe and Secure Community Collection Event," said Mayor Frank Ferry.

"Further proving their dedication to the community, the local sheriff's department will be on-hand at the event to help provide residents with a secure location and opportunity to properly dispose of sensitive materials that can potentially put individuals at risk if not properly destroyed."

Residents can also dispose of electronic waste at the event, such as computers and computer equipment, laptops, keyboards printers, scanners and computer mouses.

Televisions, computer monitors and flat screens can also be brought to the event for proper destruction, as well as consumer electronics such as VCR's, tape players, DVD players, radios, cellular phones and PDA's.

Household appliances and hazardous waste, engines, batteries and light bulbs will not be permitted for disposal.

The Safe and Secure Community Collection event will also feature a safe medication disposal to ensure proper disposal of expired and unused medication.

Residents can dispose of prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, and veterinary medication at the event to prevent drug abuse and keep the environment free of materials that cannot be broken down via wastewater treatment. Syringes and medical equipment will not be accepted.

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