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Electronic Waste Disposal

Redwood City, CA -  February 1, 2007 - Electronic waste (also known as e-waste) is an ongoing problem for households and businesses. Many people aren’t sure what to do with their old unused or broken television sets, computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, or other electronics. They know that these items a re not suitable for regular trash or recycling, but then where are they supposed to go? Here’s the answer: Redwood City’s FREE E-Waste Disposal Event, in partnership with Universal Waste Management, and supported by the Redwood City Pride & Beautification Committee.

Redwood City’s special FREE e-waste recycling event is scheduled for February 24 & 25, 2007, from 9 am to 3 pm. Individuals and businesses can simply bring e-waste items to Redwood City 's Public Works building parking lot, 1400 Broadway (between Woodside Road and Chestnut). Volunteers and Universal Waste Management staff will be on hand to guide vehicles through and take the e-waste items quickly and efficiently.

This is a simple way to clean out those old unused or broken electronic items, keep them off of our roadsides and out of the landfill, and ensure they are handled properly.

Here is the list of acceptable items for drop-off at Redwood City’s e-waste disposal event:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Computers & computer components
  • Fax machines 
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Toner cartridges
  • MP3 players
  • VCRs & DVD players
  • Cell phones
  • Telephone equipment

Please, NO household appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators, toaster ovens, batteries, light bulbs, etc. For more information call Universal Waste at (888) 832-9839 or go online to Universal Waste Management, Inc. is a California-approved e-waste collector. All e-waste collected is delivered to a state-approved e-waste recycling facility located in Hayward, where it is processed and the different types of materials, such a metals and plastics, are separated out. The non-toxic parts are then recycled and reused. All toxic materials extracted from the e-waste and are processed under controlled conditions as hazardous material.

Volunteer slots are available to help direct cars through the parking area, where Universal Waste Management staff will handle the recyclables. Anyone wishing to volunteers should call 780-7464 and ask for Kathy Hunter or Marilyn Harang, or leave a message with contact information. City staff will call back to schedule volunteer time.

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Marilyn Harang
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7477

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