Realtors hosts free shredding, e-waste recycling

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,300-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors, will provide free paper shredding and electronic recycling services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 13, at PSAR’s East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, El Cajon. The event is open to the public.

The public is invited to bring boxes containing personal and confidential information that will be shredded on the spot at no charge in the parking lot of the PSAR El Cajon office. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding; however, staples, paperclips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded.

Accepted e-waste items include computers, laptops, notebooks, PDAs, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, TVs, monitors, hard drives, keyboards, cell phones, power supplies, landline telephones, mice, cabling, stereos, plasma screens, VCR and DVD players and car batteries. Items not accepted include kitchen appliances, light bulbs or printer toner cartridges.

PSAR officials said the recycling event will help reduce improper and illegal dumping in landfills, and protect the plant from various toxicities from reaching our soil and environment.

Sponsors of the PSAR shredding event include PSAR, Farmers Insurance, HomeBridge Financial Services, Legacy Escrow, Mann vs. Pest Co., Inspection Connection San Diego and Marco Flood Restoration. For more event information, including a list of qualified e-products, contact PSAR by calling (619) 579-0333 or visit