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E-waste disposal is e-friendly

Union Hill School’s next e-waste disposal event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the school’s front parking lot at 11638 Colfax Highway, east of Grass Valley.

You won’t even have to get out of your car: We will unload your electronic waste for you and it’s all free!

Items accepted are car stereos, computer monitors, televisions, plasma televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cellular telephones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners, electronic cables, fax machines, video game consoles, DVD players, microwaves and small kitchen appliances such as mixers and toasters.

At our first fundraiser, we collected 33,090 pounds of material. This event benefits the Union Hill Educational Trip to New York and Washington DC in June.

We are working with CEAR – California Electronic Asset Recovery – a member of the Basel Action Network, the nonprofit organization that is the watchdog of the e-waste industry.

When the e-waste comes to the CEAR facility, it is all completely taken apart, and the plastic, glass and metal are all sent to offsite approved, downstream recyclers where the raw materials are processed into new products.

CEAR does not ship any whole units of e-waste overseas to be processed. For more information, visit CEARInc.com or contact me at (530) 559-3304.

Denise Johnson is a Nevada County resident.

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