Unwanted electronic items sought in Desamparados

The Desamparados canton is conducting a campaign to collect technological waste items that residents have at home.

“In a world dependent on technology like today, we all have broken cell phones, computer equipment in disuse, old toners and ink, broken down home appliances, as well as other equipment and electronic accessories that we can not throw away so they clog homes and offices,” said a release.

Instead of hoarding these items, persons can bring them to Parque La Libertad Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m..

This campaign is carried out in support and collaboration of Mega Campaña de Reciclaje Electrónico and is for a greener Costa Rica. “This year this campaign will take place in the greater Metropolitan Area and more than 35 public institutions, private companies and several municipalities will participate,” said Lidia Noches, environmental Manager of Parque La Libertad.

According to Ms. Noches, this is the second time the park has collected electronic waste. The first time was in December and was in partnership with Hewlett Packard. Those who participated requested another event.

The collection location will be at the entrance of Fátima. To access, those who wish to leave electronic items should come to Río Azul, opposite the plaza de fútbol.

Other waste such as paper, plastic packaging will not be collected.

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