Don’t miss the free electronic waste drop-off on 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Placerville Raley’s parking lot.
This is a fundraiser for the “Circuit Breakers” the El Dorado Union High School District Robotics Team. Circuit Breakers is a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team that competes at regional and national levels (eduhsdrobotics.org).
There is no cost for individuals or businesses to drop off their e-waste and participants won’t even have to get out of their car. Pop the trunk or open the door and the Circuit Breaker team members will unload for you.
To schedule a large e-waste pick up from your local business, call Robotics Team mentor Mattias Bergman at 530-651-3282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The collection is sponsored by CEAR Inc., California Electronic Asset Recovery a state-approved electronic waste collector and recycler (www.cearinc.com)
The Robotics group will accept: monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, CD’s, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multi-function scanners and fax machines, microwaves, small household appliances such as toasters, mixers, blenders, and vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed.
They cannot accept large household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.), furniture, hazardous household waste, including batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, water heaters, tires etc.
For optimal security, CEAR Inc. shreds all computer hard drives. The secure facility is monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras.