Oceanside sanitation e-cycles the waste away


In what is becoming an annual tradition, Oceanside’s Sanitation District No. 7 held it’s electronic recycling, paper shredding and drug take back day late last month where sanitation workers were able to safely dispose of hundreds of pounds of materials that would otherwise clog landfills with poisonous waste.

Counting the participants, Sanitation Supervisor Dan Faust estimated that over 200 cars came to the Davison Avenue parking lot near the Oceanside Library where the event was held, and dropped off three pickup trucks worth of electronic waste, 20 bags of medicine and hundreds of pounds of paper.

The electronics, Faust said, posed a particular danger to the environment, “There’s poisonous metals in electronics that we want to keep out of the landfills,” he explained. “And of course the plastics and metals get recycled.”

Faust added that the importance of holding such events is to get the word out on Sanitation No. 7’s recycling resources, and advised that anyone who would like to recycle their electronics call 766-8700 and request a scheduled pickup.