Free E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event Saturday, Dec. 19

PASADENA, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the Department of Public Works' free e-waste event Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in Parking Lot I outside Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 North Arroyo Blvd.

Shredding trucks and e-waste collection sites will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot I. Signs will be posted directing visitors to the event. Motorists and bicyclists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area.

E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, phones, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries. Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.

The Department of Public Works is also helping residents prevent identity theft by providing free paper shredding during the event. The public can bring a maximum of three (3) legal-size boxes for shredding. Sensitive documents such as receipts, checks, pre-approved credit applications, credit card statements, outdated tax returns, pre-printed envelopes, return address labels and business cards are items that can be shredded.

Event participants will be required to show proof of Pasadena residency, and COVID-19 public health safety protocols will be in place. The duration of the event is subject to truck capacity. For more information, visit or call (626) 744-7311.

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