WHAT: Citrus Heights Community Church in Citrus Heights will hold an electronic waste collection event with Argosy E-cycling on Saturday July 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event will provide the community with an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, monitors, television sets and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling.

The event is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to finally get rid of those old unwanted items, long since replaced and gathering dust in garages or storage units. The recycling event will also provide much-needed funds for the Citrus Heights Community Church’s community events and outreach programs. A donation of $5 per vehicle is suggested.

It is estimated that over six million computer monitors and televisions are stockpiled in California garages, closets and attics due to the development of newer technologies. This electronic equipment can be harmful to the environment and human health if not properly recycled. Many Californians are also unaware that it is illegal to throw certain electronic items, such as televisions and computer monitors, in the trash because of the environmentally sensitive materials they contain.

The electronics collected will be trucked away and recycled by Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the largest recycler of electronic waste in California, at their state of the art facility.

“We are very proud to be involved in this event and to be able to help Citrus Heights Community Church,” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers. “Electronic waste is a growing problem that affects the environment and human health. Events like these provide the community with a great, easy way to safely recycle their old electronics as well as raise much needed funds.”

For more information about the recycling event, please call Argosy E-cycling at (916) 313-5742 or on line at www.ecycleit.com

WHERE: Citrus Heights Community Church, 7405 Mariposa Avenue, Citrus Heights

WHEN: Saturday, July 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Argosy E-cycling, (916) 313-5742