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Local schools host efforts to short-circuit e-waste

Education: Drive will help Hart district students pay for activities, classes

Posted: January 7, 2011 9:48 p.m.
Updated: January 8, 2011 4:55 a.m.

Canyon High School student Salem Hawatmeh, 17, separates a set of speakers from a box of computer components, phones and television remotes dropped off during an e-waste fundraiser in the school’s parking lot Jan. 9, 2010.

Two local high schools are hosting electronic-waste drives today to raise money for student programs and reduce electronic waste in landfills.

Students from Canyon High School’s Advanced Placement environmental science class will host their drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Canyon Country school’s parking lot, 19300 Nadal St. in Canyon Country.

Money raised from the recycling drive will help pay for the Advanced Placement test fees for students, which cost $86 each.

Across town at Valencia High School, softball players are hosting their own e-waste drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the school, 27801 Dickason Drive in Valencia.

Golden Valley High School is sponsoring an event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the school parking lot at 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway. Fundraising proceeds will benefit athletic programs and activities for Golden Valley students.

Hart High School is sponsoring an event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 23 in the front circular drive at 24825 Newhall Ave. in Newhall.

Acceptable electronics include computer monitors and towers, televisions, plasma screens, CRT and LCD screens, laptops, copiers, fax machines, calculators, keyboards / mice, stereo systems, cell phones, telephones, speakers, VCR and DVD players, printers and power supplies.

Certified e-waste recyclers have been contracted to assist students with the collection process.


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