The Los Angeles Parks Foundation, in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, e-Recycling of California and City National Bank, has scheduled an electronic recycling event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, February 20th at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine Ave., Mar Vista.

The “Plug Into Your Parks” event, which is scheduled at two other city recreation centers, will occur shortly after the nationwide switch from analog to digital television programming. The event allows communities to dispose of their old televisions and other electronic devices at their local parks in an environmentally friendly manner, according to the Parks Foundation.

The Los Angeles Parks Foundation is working with science classes and “green” programs of neighboring elementary and high schools to promote the event and encourage Angelenos to dispose of their old electronics. Students at Brawerman Elementary School, Oakwood School, Wildwood School and Windward School in Mar Vista will promote and participate in the one-day event.

Current local, state and federal law prohibits the disposal of electronics through the normal municipal waste system. Lead found in electronics is considered a key factor to keep electronics out of landfills, according to the Parks Foundation.

By partnering with e-Recycling of California and corporate sponsor, City National Bank, a Los Angeles Parks Foundation spokesperson said the organization will be able to reduce Los Angeles’ generation of e-waste through safe procurement practices not readily available to most communities.

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