E-waste drop-off Saturday

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E-waste drop-off 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, April 28, in Parking Lot C (Maple and Shaw avenues). This is the university’s last e-waste collection until October.

TVs and computer monitors will be accepted without charge. Other e-waste is subject to a 25-cents-a-pound fee. Cash and checks are accepted. Fees are utilized to help cover campus hazardous waste disposal fees.

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. All computer equipment is kept secured until delivery to the local recycling company where hard drives are destroyed on site.

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.

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

To view a 5-minute Web video showing how e-waste is handled at Electronic Recyclers go to www.thefutureschannel.com/dockets/hands-on_math/recycling_computers/.

For more information about Fresno State e-waste program, go to ehs.csufresno.edu/CSUF_Collector.asp.