The Merced County Fair will hold a free e-waste recycling event on Saturday and Sunday.
Television sets, computers and other electronic items can be dropped off at the fairgrounds' 11th Street parking lot, near the G Street entrance. The fair is teaming up with the City of Merced's annual Spring Cleanup, scheduled for this weekend and the weekend of April 17-18.
The fairgrounds' e-waste recycling and four spring Cleanup locations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both weekends.
The fairgrounds recycling event will accept only the following items: TVs, computer monitors, LCD screens, plasma screens, laptops, computer towers, printers, copiers, fax machines, calculators, stereo systems, keyboards, computer mice, VCRs, speakers, cell phones and telephones. The E-waste drive is not collecting household appliances such as washers or dryers, but the City will be recycling some appliances for the first time at no charge.
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There is no limit on the number of items that can be recycled and they don't have to be in working order.
The City's three other Spring Cleanup drop-off locations are: Merced High School (G Street parking lot), Merced College (near Lehigh Drive parking lot) and Golden Valley High School (Childs Avenue parking lot).
For information, call (209) 722-1507 or send an e-mail to Info@MercedCountyFair.com.