Recycle your old electronics in the most socially and environmentally-responsible way possible and help raise funds for Franklin Elementary School in Burlingame! On site to manage the event, e-waste handling innovator GreenCitizen Inc. will reward the school for every monitor or computer collected along with a portion of the proceeds of any product collected that is reused/resold.
Items accepted for recycling include computer monitors, TV's, laptops, desktops, scanners, keyboards, mice, all other computer accessories, printers, DVD/VCR players, media (CD's DVD's, etc.), phones, microwaves, fridges, appliances toasters, ink cartridges, cables, etc. Almost anything that plugs into a wall is fair game! Batteries and light bulbs are not accepted.
Individuals who drop off five or more acceptable electronics will also be eligible to win an iPad 2!
- E-waste is the fastest segment of the nation’s trash, according to the EPA.
- Each U.S. home has about 24 electronic gadgets according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
- About 2 million tons of unwanted electronic items accumulate every year nationwide, but less than 20 percent is recycled, according to the EPA. The rest end up in landfills here or overseas, where toxic materials such as lead, mercury and beryllium can leak, posing human health and environmental problems.
Hope to see you there!