September 20, 2006

Electronics Recyclers: Keeping E-Waste Out of California

John Shegerian, a serial entrepreneur, founded Electronic Recyclers of Fresno, CA in 2002 when he realized that the explosion of high-tech had a largely untold story as its downside. Industrial waste associated with its manufacture was attaining unmanageable proportions. With the exponential increase in consumer products built around high-technology in the U.S., societies the world […]

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September 12, 2006

Computers, cell phones should be recycled

A device most Americans use once or twice a day has enough lead to poison a year’s worth of drinking water for 957 Escondido households. Another device that entertains many North County residents before bedtime has enough to ruin the water supply of four times that many households. The two devices are the average computer […]

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September 11, 2006

Electronic Recyclers Announces Record Recycling Totals at Growth Conference.

John S. Shegerian, President and CEO of Electronic Recyclers, California’s largest recycler of electronic waste, announced today that his company last month became the first organization in California’s history to recycle five million pounds of electronic waste in a one-month period.As one of only twenty private companies invited to present today at the ThinkEquity Partners […]

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September 11, 2006

Florida, others mulling electronics recycling bills

Florida, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania and other states are thinking of passing bills that would require people who sell electronics to impose a recycling fee on consumers at the time of purchase, according to a CEO of one of the major recyclers.The bills are largely based around a bill passed in California that put a […]

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August 31, 2006

The Two Sides of Cleaning Up E-Waste

The information superhighway is littered with the technology used to get on it. As the time between purchase and planned obsolescence becomes shorter and shorter, finding appropriate methods for dealing with the collection, recycling and recovery of all types of electrical goods is becoming increasingly important.Typically, the collection of e-waste, as it is called, is […]

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August 28, 2006

Salvation Army Teams With Electronic Recyclers to Provide Consumers More Free Locations to Unload Unwanted E-Waste

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Fresno, in an innovative move, has announced its teaming with Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers to expand upon a program where consumers can drop off unwanted computer monitors and televisions for free at many of The Salvation Army’s locations.┬áThe Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center of The Salvation Army recently received authorization […]

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August 28, 2006

Letters to the editor

I was disturbed by Thomas Kostigen’s column. He’s right that electronic waste is a real problem, but he’s supporting the wrong solution.California’s e-waste program deserves a closer look. It actually works. More than 65 million pounds of e-waste was recycled last year, according to California’s Integrated Waste Management Board.Projections show more than 140 million pounds […]

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August 17, 2006

Vintage Faire Mall Invites Modesto Community to Recycle Electronic Waste

WHAT: Vintage Faire Mall will serve as a collector of electronic waste this Saturday. Teaming with Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the mall will provide local customers and the community at large an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, monitors, television sets and other outdated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling.┬áThe free event is […]

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