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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 20, 2014

E-Waste Collection Event Friday and Saturday


SANTA BARBARA, CA – 10/20/14

Once again, local residents and businesses have a convenient way to properly dispose of old and broken electronics. The City of Santa Barbara’s free e-waste collection event welcomes anything that runs on plugs or batteries, including computers, televisions, cell phones, and small appliances.

At the last event in May, more than 1700 vehicles delivered 168,251 pounds of e-waste to be recycled. Participants simply drive up to the collection station in the Sears parking lot and helpful workers unload their items. The two-day drop-off is free for individuals, families, and businesses.

E-Waste Collection Event Details

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Sears parking lot - 3845 State Street (La Cumbre Rd. & Calle Real), Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Items Accepted: Televisions, computer monitors, computers (CPU’s)*, laptops*, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives*, fax machines, microwave ovens, DVD players, VCRs, cables and cords, telephones, cell phones, radios, shredders, stereo components, power supplies, all small business and consumer electronic devices. (*Note: All hard drives will be completely destroyed and recycled according to FACTA Standards)

Items Not Accepted: Large appliances (like ovens and fridges), toner cartridges, fluorescent bulbs, media (DVDs, CDs, disks, etc.) or batteries of any kind. For disposal options for these items, individuals may

visit http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/ewaste

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