Help the City Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Your Old Electronics, Shredding Your Sensitive Documents and Disposing of Your Residential Household Hazardous Waste
The City of Coral Gables is encouraging everyone to reduce, reuse, and recycle in celebration of Earth Day. On Saturday April 22, please stop by the City Hall Parking Lot (405 Biltmore Way) from 9 am to 12 pm to drop off your old electronics and old eyeglasses. Any electronic item that has a plug or takes batteries is eligible to be recycled. In addition, in partnership with the Coral Gables Police Department, residents will also be able to bring any sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely on-site. Finally, Coral Gables residents can bring residential household hazardous waste (ex: paint cans, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, oils, batteries, and household pesticides) to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Items such as medical waste, fire extinguishers, ammunition and tires will NOT be accepted at this event. Please be prepared to show proof of Coral Gables residency. This event is organized in partnership with the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board and the City of Coral Gables. For more information on the event and other City of Coral Gables sustainability efforts please call 305-460-5008.
Coral Gables Has Recycled over 33,500 pounds of Electronic Waste in 2016
On November 12, the City of Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board along with staff from the Public Works Department and STS Electronic Recycling held the fourth electronic recycling event of the year in the City Hall parking lot. The event was a success collecting over 11,000 pounds of electronic waste. To date, the City has collected over 33,500 pounds of electronic waste. One hundred percent of the material that has been collected has been recycled and diverted from the landfill. Items that have been recycled include TV’s, computers, printers, cell phones, etc. Anything that had a plug or that took batteries has been accepted. Participants also were able to drop off their old athletic shoes that are being broken down and used to create flooring for playgrounds. In addition, participants also donated old eyeglasses that are being donated to a local non-profit that distributes them to individuals in need.
In addition to the community electronic recycling events, the City's IT Department has recycled over 12,500 pounds of electronic waste in 2016.
For more information on upcoming events or to read about the City’s sustainability efforts, please visit www.coralgables.com/sustainability or call 305-460-5008.