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Finding Your G Spot

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Recycle your e-waste. / Photo by blakespot via flickr.

No, not that spot. We’re talking about “green spots” that are popping up all over LA to help make getting rid of e-waste easy enough. Let’s face it, we’re a gadget-crazy, disposable nation -- and while it’s so much more convenient to toss the old TV in the dumpster behind your apartment or throw batteries in the trash, it does a lot more damage to the environment and ground water then you think.

So to help you get rid of old batteries, fluorescent tubes, cell phones, TVs, computer equipment, shredders, VCRs, telephones, microwaves, VCRs, etc., there are a number of ways to find drop-off spots. Here are a few links quick for easy reference:

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>> California Integrated Waste Management Board: Official news from the state of California

>> A partnership between government, retailers and environmental community to provide consumers info about e-waste and recycling.

>> ASL Recycling: Sets up “green spots” easy drop off. Enter your zip code, and you’ll get the closest spots.

>> County of Los Angeles: The quick FAQs from the Department of Public Works.