Dec. 13, 2010 - California State University, Bakersfield will host its sixth annual Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8, 2011. The event is open to all residents and businesses in Kern County. To drop off items, enter campus from Camino Media at the western entrance (Southwest Drive) and turn into the dirt lot on the right.
The recycling event is in response to state regulations that make it unlawful to dispose of "universal waste," including all electronic devices, in common trash receptacles.
Electrical items that will be accepted include, but are not limited to, answering machines, camcorders, CD players, copiers, DVD/VCR players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, laptops, mainframe computers, cell phones, modems, pagers, PDA's, personal computers (CPU, monitors keyboards, mice, and peripherals), printers, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, testing equipment, and two-way radios.
"Residents must provide their name, address and phone number for reporting to the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery. E-waste will be segregated and properly disposed of," said Juli Smith, CSUB's Interim Director of Safety and Risk Management.
Please remove batteries from devices prior to drop off. Furthermore, CSUB cannot accept batteries, light tubes or bulbs, mercury waste or used oil. Please contact the Kern County Waste Management Department for proper recycling of these items. Complete information can be found at the following link: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/wmd/Pdfs/KernCountyRecyclingGuide.pdf(opens in new window).
For recorded information regarding the E-Waste Recycling event, please call CSUB's Safety and Risk Management Office at (661) 654-2581 or (661) 654-6320 for business E-Waste assistance.
For more information:Sheila Barela, Safety & Risk Management, 661-654-6320
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications