Shred All Evidence at WeHo’s Free Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Collection

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The City of West Hollywood is once again hosting a free document shredding and electronic waste collection event for WeHo residents and businesses. Community members are invited to bring confidential files and unwanted electronics, including hard drives, for shredding and recycling. The event is taking place at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center employee parking lot, located at 355 N. San Vicente Boulevard, on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

E-waste will be handled by certified electronics recycler, Homeboy Recycling, in a way that protects the planet and keeps data safe while creating jobs for people in the region facing serious barriers to employment. All electronics are accepted, with the exception of hazardous materials, large appliances, thermostats, light bulbs, and batteries.

Homeboy Recycling is an an award-winning social enterprise, offering comprehensive IT asset disposition, data destruction and electronics recycling services. They have handled millions of pounds of electronics from manufacturers, municipalities, and clients in financial services, health care, media, and other compliance-focused industries.

As one of the few R2 (Responsible Recycling), ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and B Corp™ certified companies in the world, the company is committed to the highest possible standards for electronics reuse, e-waste recycling, and the destruction of sensitive data. And we do all of this while providing on-the-job training and employment for people who face systemic barriers to work.

Founded in 2011 as Isidore Electronics Recycling, they joined the Homeboy Industries family of social enterprises in 2016, becoming part of the world’s preeminent gang rehabilitation and re-entry program while remaining woman-led and laser focused on superior customer service. They also proudly employ people committed to transforming their lives after having been incarcerated or gang-involved.

Document shredding as well as hard drive shredding will be done on-site, so participants can watch their documents and hard drives being destroyed.

For more information, contact Matt Magener, Environmental Programs Coordinator, City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6894 or at mmagener@weho.org.

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