WHAT: This coming Saturday and Sunday, October 28th and 29th, the Kern County Fair, the Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC) and Kern County are joining together to give residents an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, television sets and other outdated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling and get rid of other large, bulky items.

It is illegal to simply throw an old 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 residents and the environment, the Kern County Fair along with the county and BARC has become proactive in its efforts to collect electronic waste over this two-day event. The electronics collected will then be trucked away and recycled by Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the largest recycler of electronic waste in California and the Fair’s partner for this event. Proceeds from the collection will benefit the Fair and BARC.

“We’re extremely proud to be a part of this special program,” said John S. Shegerian, President and CEO of Electronic Recyclers. “They’re helping local citizens and residents become more environmentally responsible by offering them a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic junk.”

WHERE: Kern County Fairgrounds, South P Parking Lot – North End
Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kern Medical Center, 1830 Flower St.
Saturday, October 28th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon (Saturday Only)

North High School, 300 Galaxy Ave.
Saturday, October 28th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon (Saturday Only)

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