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With Earth Day coming up Sunday, southern Nevadans have some options to go green in their lives.
A pre-Earth Day fair Wednesday afternoon at the Clark County Government Center collected various types of e-waste, and promoted planet-friendly transportation and recycling options.
Participants in the fair included: The Blind Center of Nevada, which allowed people to drop off their old computers for cleaning the hard drives and recycling, and provided information about proper disposal of e-waste; Green Chips, which provided information about how to retrofit your home to make it more energy-efficient; Republic Services, which provided information about recycling; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, which provided information about ride-sharing, cycling initiatives, bus service and other efforts; and Clark County Water Reclamation District, which provided information about the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals, household chemicals and other substances that should not be dumped into local drains.
If you missed Wednesday's fair, you can attend Saturday's Better Business Bureau event for shredding, recycling and e-waste disposal. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6040 S. Jones, but items also can be dropped in a secure bin through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well.
Documents will be shredded on-site and e-waste will be destroyed off site. People are welcome to bring cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and metal. They also will recycle your old cell phones through 911 Cell Phone Bank. There is a 10-box limit on shredding. No food or biohazard waste is allowed.