Here’s your chance to finally get rid of those old electronic items and gadgets gathering dust and taking up space in your house or garage. City College of San Francisco has teamed with Electronic Recyclers to host a free drop-off today of computers, monitors, VCRs, printers, television sets and other electronic items for proper recycling.

In California, it’s illegal to simply toss old electronics in the trash, because many of these items contain lead or mercury, which are toxic and have proved environmentally hazardous in landfills. But with proper recycling, the metal, plastic and glass in this outdated equipment can be used again.

This is the first electronic-waste collection organized by City College. Proceeds from this event will support its recycling and Associated Students programs.

City College will collect the items from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the reservoir parking lot at the main campus, 50 Phelan Ave. (at Ocean Avenue) in San Francisco. Enter the parking lot off Phelan. For more information, call Carlita Martinez at (415) 239-3337.

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