Free E-waste drop off set for Jan. 17

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Dispose of your old electronics and help area students earn their trip to Washington, D.C. in 2010. The free electronic drop-off fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Newcastle Elementary School, 8951 Valley View Drive, in Newcastle. Participants won’t even have to get out of their cars, as students will be on hand to unload the items from cars. The event is co-sponsored by CEAR, Inc. (California Electronic Asset Recovery), a California state-approved electronic waste collector and recycler. Items accepted include monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines. However, items not accepted will include household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers), furniture, hazardous household waste (including: paint, pesticides), used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, and tires. For optimal security, CEAR INC shreds all computer hard drives. The secure facility is monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras. For more information, call 834-8504.