Sacramento County officials want to remind residents that they accept e-waste for free.
“So when you get that new fancy plasma LCD TV, you can bring the old one into our facility and it’s no charge to you.”
Annie Parker with the county’s Municipal Services Agency says both the Kiefer Landfill and North Area Recovery Station take e-waste.
And with around half-a-million Christmas trees purchased in the Sacramento area, Parker says they want to try and keep those trees out of the local landfills. City residents can put their tree out on the street for curbside pick-up during green waste collection days. But Parker says county residents should drop them off at a collection site.
“A lot of times they’ll just chop them up and put them in the garbage can – which is definitely what we don’t want people to do. It’s really hard to cut up a Christmas tree. A lot of people don’t have the proper tools to do it.”
Parker says you can also recycle wrapping paper, greeting cards and mail order catalogs.
And if you deep-fried a turkey or generated a lot of cooking grease, you can collect it in gallon jugs and bring it to the North Area Recovery Station or the Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station.