E-waste drop-off is Saturday

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E-waste drop-off is Saturday

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, March 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.

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 April 28. 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):

Environmental Quality – Community Electronic Waste Collection Program