The students of Merced College's Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society are sponsoring a collection center for unused and outdated electronic equipment.
The community can drop off its e-waste to Merced College's front parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s no charge for the service.
E-waste is any consumer electronic equipment that has reached its "end-of-life" or "end-of-usage," whether in full or non-working condition. It includes most electronics or electric appliances with a cord or circuit board such as computer monitors; television sets; PC systems; printers; laptops; copiers; scanners; fax machines; toner cartridges; UPS & PDAs; power supplies; mainframe units; networking equipment; mother board systems; VCR/VCD/DVD players; home entertainment systems; landline and cellular phones.
The club will also accept car and forklift batteries, but won’t accept refrigerators, washer and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries. A $5 service fee will be charged for microwave ovens.
For more information, call Dolores Reyes at (209) 349-2256 or Vince Piro at (209) 384-6385.