Celebrate Earth Day – Everyday!

Dumpster Day and E-Waste drop off part of nearly a weeklong series of activities in South Pasadena

FILE PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Dumpster Day is now scheduled twice a year in South Pasadena, in October and in April

Ever mindful of the important to clean up the environment, the City of South Pasadena was doing its part on Saturday as the not one, but two E-Waste drop offs were stationed in town.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | An E-Waste drop off was set up at South Pasadena High School on Saturday as part of the Earth Day celebration in the city.

Residents were encouraged to bring electronic equipment that is no longer wanted to either South Pasadena High School or the Arroyo Seco Golf Course. Items included computers, printers, televisions, VCRs, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, and electronic games. Electronics may contain lead, copper, and other heavy metals or potentially toxic substances.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | A variety of electronics were thrown into a box at an E-Waste drop off in the parking lot at Arroyo Seco Golf Course.

In addition, Dumpster Day, now scheduled twice a year, was held on Arroyo Drive, near the Arroyo Seco Park entrance, providing an opportunity for the community to bring unwanted items –from mattresses to refrigerators to everything in between.

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PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | An Athens Disposal crew carried a giant mattress into a huge garbage bin during Dumpster Day on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Athens Disposal said Dumpster Day will be held in April and October each year to give residents two opportunities to throw items away.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | An E-Waste drop off was set up in the parking lot on Saturday at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course.