City Now Accepts E-Waste

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

In the past, waste disposal workers wouldn’t accept e-waste because items like computers and TVs contain cathode ray tubes which are considered hazardous waste.

But city spokeswoman Jessica Hess says residents can now put e-waste out during their regular Neighborhood Clean Up day. 

"On a neighborhood cleanup day we would ask that the resident would create a separate pile, hopefully up on their driveway, that would contain all of their appliances and all of their e-waste. The reason we ask to have it on their driveway is we’re hoping to discourage people from coming up and scavenging out of that pile."

The city has contracted with Appliance Distribution – a locally owned e-waste collector – to either recycle or dispose of those items.