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Recyclemania Continues at CSUB with E-Waste Drive

Do you have old electronics lying around the house that you’d like to get rid of? Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is partnering with Alianza Recycling and Metro Shredding to host an E-Waste Drive on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the CSUB campus. As part of Campus Sustainability Month and Recyclemania, the University will engage in a variety of programming in an effort to increase the advancement of sustainability awareness in higher education.  
“Recyclemania offers a unique opportunity for the campus community to learn more about environmental stewardship through a variety of engaging programming initiatives.  This year, we are emphasizing the benefits of composting since our Associated Students Inc. (ASI) won a $3,000 grant to create a post-consumer composting program in our dining hall,” said Vice President for ASI, Oscar Alvarez. “By extending this opportunity to the greater Bakersfield community, ASI can further increase the impact of our efforts. Having already collected over 7,000 pounds of e-waste in our last drive in October, we are really excited to beat this record.”
The event will allow both members of the greater Bakersfield community to drop off their old digital and electronic items and allow them access to FREE paper shredding; the empty lot location is near the Camino Media entrance. Attendees will turn at the large green flags with the words “recycle here” written on them, and will follow the green directional signs to the entrance of the lot. This is also the same lot as the Christmas tree drop-off.
“Alianza Recycling is very proud to be teaming up with CSUB in their Recyclemania competition. Our recycling event will help educate all generations regarding proper electronic waste recycling and eliminate many toxins such as, lead and mercury, from reaching the landfills and ultimately our drinking water. The electronic waste collected at this event will be recycled in Bakersfield, which will add great jobs for our community,” said Neil Agness, Business Development Manager of Alianza Recycling.
Items suitable for drop-off, include: old televisions (no limit on quantity or size); cell phones; flat screens; DVDs; game consoles; printers; and household appliances. Items that will not be accepted are: large appliances; light bulbs; fluorescent tubes; and alkaline batteries.

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