Temple Beth Emet helped the community recycle responsibly by offering an E-waste Collection Event on Feb. 17 in the temple parking lot. Members of the temple and the public dropped off TVs, VCRs, computers, monitors, stereos, copiers and fax machines.
It's a way to protect the environment, said Molly Blumberg, ways and means chairwoman.
About a half-ton was collected, said Logan Smith, who is also a temple member.
Burbank resident Ursula Arndt dropped off a DVD player, router, modem and outdated cable connection equipment.
“I'm always looking to see who is taking electronic equipment, and I have been hanging on to this stuff for a year, so I am really grateful when someone does this because it just clutters up my garage,” she said. “So now I have space for my next stuff to unload.”
Items were picked up for recycling by All Waste Electronic Recycling in Sun Valley. The event was co-sponsored by F&H; Office Systems of Burbank.
A share of the proceeds will go to the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut, which will help support the college costs for any siblings of those killed in the assault, the dependents of adults who also lost their lives, as well as students currently enrolled at the elementary school, who are accepted to attend the university. For more information, go to friends.uconn.edu/sandyhook.
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