WHAT: This coming Saturday and Sunday, January 20th and 21st, the Merced County Fair in Merced is giving residents an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, television sets, and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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 Merced County Fair 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.

“We’re extremely proud to be partnering with the Merced County Fair for this special program,” said John S. Shegerian, President and CEO of Electronic Recyclers. “The Merced County Fair is helping the community become more environmentally responsible by offering them a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic junk.”

The Merced County Fair 11th Street Parking Lot,
Enter the parking lot from G Street.

Saturday, January 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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