Castro Valley residents showed their mettle as responsible consumers of electronics last month by bringing more than 65,000 pounds of unwanted electronics to Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSD’s) 4th annual free E-Waste Collection Day.¬†

Partnering with Electronic Recyclers, the Fresno-headquartered largest recycler of electronic waste in the State of California, the CVSD announced this week its total numbers for the free-to-locals collection event.

Within the course of only five hours on Saturday, July 15th, Castro Valley Sanitary District residents brought a total of 65,543 pounds of unwanted computers, monitors, televisions, laptops, computer peripherals (printers, keyboards, scanners, mouse and speakers) and cell phones to the Canyon Middle School parking lot.

“We are thrilled with the success of this event and excited about forging this partnership with Castro Valley Sanitary District in general,” said John S. Shegerian, Electronic Recyclers’ President and CEO. “It is a true testament to the growing need for organized electronic waste drop-off sites around California – and the people of Castro Valley have really done a great job making this system work.”

The accumulation of e-waste is a growing problem that has gained national attention. In California alone, hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic items are replaced every year. Electronic waste contains materials that are valuable but can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. Recycling electronic waste helps to protect the environment and create new jobs.

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