Free E-waste Drop-Off and Community Shred Event in Foster City

The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, at City Hall in Foster City.

The following is a notice from the city of Foster City:

RethinkWaste.org is teaming up with the City of Foster City to hold a Free Drop-Off Electronic Collection and Community Shred Event on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the City Hall Parking lot: 610 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 

Community Shred:  Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities.  To raise awareness and to promote prevention, Community Shred events give individuals the opportunity to have their confidential documents destroyed on site, free of charge, whether it is small business documents you no longer need or personal papers you want to safely dispose of.  Note: There is a limit of 3 boxes per household.

E-waste Drop-Off:  It is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash.  Do the right thing–recycle your personal or business electronics and computer equipment for FREE.  See item list below.

Acceptable Items

Camcorders, Cell Phones, Chips and Components, Computers, Computer Monitors, Connectors/Cables, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Keyboards, Lab Equipment, Fluorescent Tubes/Lamps (limit 5 tubes per residence), Laptops, Main Frames, Mice, Optical Drives, PC Boards, PDA's, Printed Circuit Boards, Printers, Radios, Scanners, Servers, Stereos, Storage Discs, Tape and Zip Drives, Televisions, UPS Power Supply Units and VCR's

Unacceptable Items

Household Appliances (Fans, Floor Heaters, Smoke Detectors, Vacuum Cleaners, etc.), Kitchen Appliances (Cooktops, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Ovens, Stoves, Refrigerators/Freezers) or Large Appliances.  Household Hazardous Waste:  (Motor oil, Oil filters , Antifreeze, Automotive batteries, Latex paint, large quantities of Fluorescent lamps (including compact fluorescents), Household batteries)

Both the e-waste and shredding events are being held at the same location.  For more information Contact the South Bayside Waste Management Authority at 650-802-3500 or info@rethinkwaste.org.

About RethinkWaste.org: The South Bayside Waste Management Authority/RethinkWaste.org is a regional agency, formed in 1982 to help local communities manage and reduce waste. To learn more about SBWMA/RethinkWaste, visit www.RethinkWaste.org.

For further information on other recycling options, visit www.recycleworks.org.


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