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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. The Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center of The Salvation Army recently received authorization […]
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 […]
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. The free event is […]
Save Mart Supermarkets Help Californians Recycle Nearly 250,000 Pounds of E-Waste.
Save Mart Supermarkets last month became the first supermarket chain in California to serve as a collector of electronic waste – and set a high standard doing so. Nearly 250,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected at six Save Mart stores across Northern and Central California over the July 15-16 weekend.Save Mart’s recycling partner for […]