The City of Napa and its residents did their part for the environment by collecting more than 60 tons of unwanted computer monitors, televisions, cell phones and other electronic junk for proper recycling this month at Napa’s seventh annual computer and electronics recycling drive.

Partnering again with Electronic Recyclers, the Fresno-headquartered largest recycler of electronic waste in the state of California, the City of Napa announced this week its total numbers for the free public collection event, staged at the Napa Valley College parking lot on June 8th and 9th. The event, which was the seventh annual function of its kind in the Napa region, resulted in the collection of 126,428 pounds of electronic waste, the most electronic waste collected at a single-location event anywhere in the state this year.

“We are thrilled with the continuing success of this event and honored to be involved,” said John S. Shegerian, Electronic Recyclers’ Chairman and CEO. “It is a true testament to the continuing need of organized electronic waste drop-off sites around California – and the people of Napa have set the bar particularly high.”

Napa Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) handled off-loading, collection and packaging of materials while Electronic Recyclers, which recycles all of the toxic materials it collects at its own Fresno facility, handled shipping and processing for all of the electronic waste brought to the event.

Residents who missed the event can drop off their electronic waste for free at the Napa Recycling and Composting Facility at 820 Levitin Way (off Hwy 29 & Tower Rd). The facility is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Event sponsors included the City & County of Napa, the City of American Canyon, Napa Recycling & Waste Services, Upper Valley Waste Management Agency, the Napa Valley Personal Computer Users Group, Computer Recycling Center, Electronic Recyclers and Napa Valley College.

The accumulation of e-waste is a growing problem that has gained national attention. In California alone, hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic items are replaced every year. Electronic waste contains materials that are valuable but can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. Electronic recycling helps to protect the environment and create new jobs.

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