Winter’s over and it’s time to do some serious spring cleaning. But you may not be sure what to do with your old clunker of a TV, monitor, or computer? It’s a dilemma. Throwing unwanted electronic equipment (called e-waste) in the trash is illegal because toxic substances used in the manufacture of the equipment can pollute the ground, waterways and the air if not disposed of properly. In addition, various components used in electronic equipment, such as glass, metals and plastic, can be recycled into other products.
Electronic Waste Management, a state-approved e-waste collector, is holding a free e-waste disposal and recycling event, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26-27 at the South Lake Tahoe Middle School, 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Any California business, school, government agency, organization, and/or resident is welcome to bring their unwanted e-waste and dispose of it. All e-waste items collected will be recycled by a state-approved e-waste recycling company. There is no limit to the amount of e-waste people can bring. Accept items include TV’s, computers, monitors, computer components, power supplies, telephone equipment, scrap metal, wire and more.
Visit www.noewaste.com for a complete list of e-waste items accepted and to fill out the required California state e-waste form. For more information, call 866-335-3373.