E-Cycle Event at Fresno Fairgrounds

5/8/2008 Fresno, CA An estimated 13-million TV's are thrown out every year. 130-million cell phones, too. And in the last decade, at least 300-million computers have been replaced or retired. Our community is doing something about it.

This is a partnership with Electronic Recyclers, the largest e-waste recycling facility in North America. The Fresno company processes five-million pounds of e-waste a year.

There are many hazardous materials in all common electronics we use. Older TVs with cathode ray tubes can contain as much as eight pounds of lead. The old-style computer monitors, up to four pounds of lead. Flat-screen monitors can contain mercury, and printed circuit boards used in electronics can have chromium, nickel, and zinc.

These things should not end up in landfills which will leach into our water and air eventually. In fact, in California e-waste is banned altogether from landfills.

The free electronic recycling event is Saturday, May 10th from 8 am to 2 pm at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds.

There are also future dates, once a month (except for September and October because of the Big Fresno Fair).

There is no limit on how many items you can bring to recycle, and it is free of charge.

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