WHAT: Vintage Faire Mall will serve as a collector of electronic waste this Saturday. Teaming with Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the mall will provide local customers and the community at large an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, monitors, television sets and other outdated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling. 

The free event is designed to provide Californians with the opportunity to finally get rid of those old unwanted items, long since replaced and gathering dust in garages throughout the state.

It is illegal to simply throw an unwanted television or computer monitor in the trash in the state of California. Electronic items have toxic elements in them that are environmentally hazardous when they are dumped into landfills. By law, such products must now be recycled properly and in ways that won’t harm the environment.

In an attempt to help their customers and the environment, Vintage Faire Mall has become proactive in its efforts to collect electronic waste this Saturday. The electronics collected will be trucked away and recycled by Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the largest recycler of electronic waste in California and Vintage Faire’s partner for this event.

Californians replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers, monitors and other electronic devices every year. Plus, they store literally millions more that are not used any more in homes, garages and businesses. Electronic products contain valuable resources such as metal, plastic and glass, which can and should be recycled instead of thrown away.

WHERE: Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Road, Modesto. Everyone is invited to bring their electronic waste down to the parking area between Johnny Carino’s and Park & Ride and it will be taken and recycled for free!

WHEN: Saturday, August 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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