Annual event helps reduce environmental contamination
The holidays are just around the corner and if you’re expecting lots of gifts, you might want to make space by clearing out closets, cabinets and others areas of your home.
Parkland Health & Hospital System is joining with several other healthcare and education organizations to provide the perfect way to dispose of unwanted items such as old electronics, clothing and books at no cost. The 5th Annual Recycling Drive will take place from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave., Dallas, 75235. Other event sponsors include Texas Woman’s University, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health.
“This is an excellent opportunity to dispose of old broken, or unwanted personal electronics items such as laptops, phones or printers, basically anything that plugs in,” said Jessie Barnett, Parkland’s Waste Stream Coordinator.
Americans discard 400 million pieces of electronics each year. Such waste not only leads to environmental contamination by the toxic materials contained in old computers, televisions and phones, but it also wastes potentially recoverable resources.
“But we’re also accepting other items, such as textiles, books, shoes, plastic wrap, batteries, ink cartridges and writing utensils,” Barnett said.
For more information about the recycling event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 214.590.1342. To learn more about services at Parkland, please visit www.parklandhospital.com