E-waste drop-off Saturday, Feb. 24

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E-waste drop-off Saturday, Feb. 24

California State University, Fresno’s e-waste collection program will accept unwanted electronic waste from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Parking Lot S, south of Bulldog Stadium off Bulldog Lane (west of Cedar Avenue).

TVs and computer monitors will be accepted without charge. Other e-waste is subject to a 25-cents-a-pound fee.

Saturday also will be the first offering of a new service for senior citizens and disabled residents. The university is providing free pickup of unwanted television sets and computer monitors for senior citizens and disabled residents who registered in advance. A dozen people in Fresno and Clovis requested the service, said Lisa Kao, environmental quality manager at Fresno State. Student-athletes from the Fresno State football team will volunteer their time for the project.

Fresno State was the first university in California to be registered as a collector of e-waste, participating in a program with Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers.

The effort began in 2006 as state law went into effect prohibiting disposal of computer components, cell phones, television and computer monitors and other electronic gear through curbside pickup. In the past year, hundreds of central San Joaquin Valley residents have come to the campus to dispose of unwanted electronic gear.

The next e-waste drop-off date at Fresno State is March 24. Home pick-ups for elderly/disabled residents also will be offered to those who register in advance.

For more information, call the Environmental Health and Safety Office at Fresno State, 559.278.7422.

For more information contained in this release, please go to the following Web site(s):

Community Electronic Waste Collection Program