WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood will be hosting a free document shredding and electronic waste collection event on Saturday, July 29. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai employee parking lot, located at 355 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

Joshua Schare, Public Information Officer for the city of West Hollywood informed Canyon News via email that several hundred people are expected to attend the event. Residents and businesses are invited to bring confidential files for shredding and unwanted electronics for recycling. Document shredding will be done on-site, where participants can watch their documents being destroyed.

Electronic devices that will be accepted for recycling include televisions, computer monitors, personal computers, DVD and VCR players, printers, scanners, radios, video-game consoles, cellular phones, tablets, stereos, fax machines, keyboards, mouse devices, telephones, microwaves, and more. This year West Hollywood will be offering free on-site hard drive shredding, as well.

“This event is a great way for community members to make sure that their electronic waste gets broken down and reused or recycled. This keeps e-waste from heading toward landfills. In addition, there will be services at this event to wipe hard drives and shred things that need to be physically destroyed, which ensures privacy and safety for community members,” Schare told Canyon News.

For additional information or for a complete listing of what you can and cannot bring to the document shredding and electronic waste collection event call (323) 848-6404. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired call TTY (323) 848-6496.