Wednesday, June 4, 2008

100,000 lbs of eWaste Collected and Counting...

Newport Beach, CA – Since its inaugural eWaste event in May 2007, Surterre Properties® has managed to spare our landfills from more than 100,000 pounds (50 tons) of dangerous electronic waste.

Designed with convenience in mind, Surterre’s eWaste drives offer the public a way to get rid of dust-collecting electronics (old televisions, computers, fax machines, etc.) while benefiting the environment. Guests simply drive through the parking lot of the event and sit back while volunteers from Surterre unload their undesirables into a recycling truck. There are no forms to fill out and no fees to pay, and participants are assured that hard drives, along with any other devices harboring personal information will be destroyed.

“At Surterre Properties, we’re as committed to the environment as we are to our clientele,” explained Paula-Ansara Wilhelm, Surterre’s co-founder and Chief Brand and Marketing Officer. “One of our goals is to show the entire community how easy it is to make eco-friendly choices – sponsoring electronic waste drives is only the beginning.”

Funds raised recycling these landfill no-no’s have been donated to Earth Resource Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to educate the public on the basics of environmentally sustainable living. With drives planned on a semi-quarterly basis in both Newport and Laguna Beach, there’s ample opportunity to get involved in the green movement while safely disposing of the obsolete technology that’s cluttering your home or office.

Future eWaste events at Surterre’s Newport Beach headquarters (1400 Newport Center Drive) are scheduled for August 9th, and November 8th. Laguna Beach eWaste events will be held at 550 Blumont on April 12th, July 12th, and October 11th.

For more information about Surterre Properties®, visit To contact our Newport Beach Headquarters, please call 949.717.7100. To contact our Laguna Beach offices, please call 949.464.3200.

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