Fresno City College will host a free drop off site for electronic waste on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the southwest parking lot at the corner of Van Ness and McKinley. Teaming with Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the College will provide residents an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, monitors, television sets and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling.
The free event is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to finally get rid of those old unwanted items gathering dust in garages or storage units. The recycling event will also raise much-needed funds for the college’s paralegal association.
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.
The electronics will be trucked away and recycled by Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the largest recycler of electronic waste in California and the academy’s partner for this event.
Each year, Californians replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers, monitors and other electronic devices. 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.
Fresno City College, 1101 E. University, Fresno
Southwest Parking Lot at the corner of Van Ness and McKinley
Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For more information, call Hilda Ramierz at 559-273-2985
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