SANTA MONICA—The Resource Recovery & Recycling Division of the Santa Monica Public Works Department has announced to residents the opportunity to safely dispose of old documents and electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, at City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave. The free event is open to Santa Monica residents.

According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, a resident can bring up to five file boxes with a maximum size of 12 inches by 17 inches by 9 inches for shredding. The documents will be commercially shredded by the trained, licensed and bonded document destruction specialists from Confidential Data Destruction. The documents shredded by Columbia Data Destruction are recycled into new paper products that provide the following environmental benefits:

-A reduced need for landfill space

-A reduced need for new lumber

-Less energy and water is needed to process new lumber

-Trees can keep growing, cleaning the air and releasing oxygen

Residents can also recycle unwanted electronics, including:




-fax machines



For additional information, visit the Resource Recovery & Recycling Division’s website at or call (310) 458-2223.