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Electronic waste drive-through collection to benefit 4-H program

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The Nevada County 4-H Cal Focus Citizenship Project announces its upcoming free electronic waste collection.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29, in the Beam Easy Living Center parking lot at 422 Henderson St. in Grass Valley.

Event participants won't need to get out of their cars — just pop the trunk or open the door and the items will be unloaded. Free pre-event pick-up is also available by phoning (530) 613-9412.

The 4-H Cal Focus youth receive an educational experience that combines hands-on participation in community service through a plan of action to benefit another local organization, as well as a trip to the Sacramento State Capitol for workshops, debates and visits to historical, cultural and governmental sites.

This year, the 4-H youth voted to work with the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release program.

The work of rehabilitating injured wildlife for release in the area captured the hearts of the youth as a cause they all wanted to support.

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"Living in a forested area is the habitat for these beautiful creatures.

Ninety percent of the injuries sustained by rescued wildlife are caused by humans.

The 4-H youth felt this was an important cause to help with," said Lora Willis, Cal Focus chaperone.

"One of their biggest needs is help with food for the animals and veterinarian bills."

During the E-Waste Collection event, members of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release program will be in attendance with a few of their educational animals to help raise awareness of their organization and need for support.

The event will accept monitors; televisions; desktop and notebook PCs; VCRs; stereo equipment; CDs; speakers; keyboards; digital cameras; telephones; cell phones; printers; copiers; scanners and fax machines; small household appliances such as toasters, microwaves, blenders, vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed, curling irons, lamps, etc.

The group cannot accept large household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers); furniture; or hazardous household waste, including batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs or tires.

For optimal security, California Electronic Asset Recovery (CEAR INC) completely shreds all computer hard drives in a secure facility monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras.

This event is sponsored by CEAR INC, a California state approved electronic waste recycler.

Bring all unwanted e-waste to the event and help support the 4-H Cal Focus Project and Wildlife Rescue and Release.

To learn more about the 4-H program http://ucanr.org/sites/nevadacounty4h/, CEAR INC at http://www.cearinc.com, or Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release at http://www.cawildlife911.org

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