LANCASTER – More than 25,000 pounds of electronic waste and nearly 1500 gallons of used oil were collected this past weekend at the City of Lancaster’s Electronic Waste and Used Oil Recycling Event, which was held at the City Maintenance yard. The goal of this event was to raise awareness and reduce illegal dumping by providing a free opportunity for citizens to recycle used motor oil and electronic waste.
The impact and participation from the two-day event was outstanding, as evidenced by the line that formed each day before the event opened, and an abundance of positive feedback received from citizens.
The oil recycling section serviced 138 citizens and collected 1,494 gallons of used oil to be recycled.
Additionally, City staff distributed more than 100 free used oil change kits, consisting of an eleven quart self-contained oil change pan, and a dual use oil filter drain container. These kits are designed to prevent spilling, while allowing citizens to drain and change their used motor oil more effectively. They also provide a reusable vessel for future oil disposal at a recycling facility.
Meanwhile, the electronic waste recycling area serviced 386 vehicles and collected over 35 pallets of material; which consisted of televisions, computers, laptops, household electronics, and even a treadmill. The event gathered more than 25,000 pounds of electronic waste previously destined for the landfill that will now be recycled.
For additional information, contact Justin Lewis at (661) 723-5885.
The City of Lancaster is certified with the State of California as an Electronic Waste Collector and Used Oil Recycling Center. This recycling event is funded by Cal Recycle.
(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)