Students of Merced College's Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society are sponsoring an e-waste collection site Oct. 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local residents can drop off their used electronics in the main parking lot area on Yosemite Avenue.
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, printers, copiers, toner cartridges, cell phones and other items.
The club will also accept car and forklift batteries, but will not 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.