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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

E-Waste and BOPA Collection Event

Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 2:00pm
4410 Navigation
Houston, TX 77017
United States

 

Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) and City of Houston Council Member Ed Gonzalez will hold an e-waste recycling event in conjunction with the Solid Waste Management Department. In the U.S., over 2.6 million tons of e-waste is produced every year, contributing to an increasing problem in landfills in Houston and across the country. Rep. Green introduced H.R. 2595, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2009 with Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-01) that prohibits the export of "restricted electronic waste" from the U.S. to developing nations.  While tested and working equipment can still be exported to promote reuse, other consumer electronic equipment, parts, and material derived from them that contain toxic chemicals could not be exported to developing nations.. E-waste includes common electronic devices such as televisions, computers, laptops, and cell phones. Last year, more than 200 cars lined up to drop-off 12.81 tons of unwanted e-waste.

What: E-Waste Recycling Event

When: Saturday, April 2, 2011

             10:00am – 2:00pm

              Rep. Green will be available for media 10:00am-11:00am

Where: Neighborhood Center Ripley House

               4410 Navigation

               Houston, TX 77011

Accepted items include:

Computers, Microwaves, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD Players, Cellular Phones, Printers, Fax Machines, Audio Devices, Video Game Systems, Cameras, Car Batteries, Oil, and Anti-Freeze

Latex paint will be accepted from 12-2:00pm

 

For more information, please call (281) 999-5879