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It just got easier to properly dispose of electronics in Shasta County!  The City of Redding Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Facility now accepts e-waste free-of-charge from households and businesses* everywhere in Shasta County.

What is "e-waste"?  E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. Televisions, computer monitors, lap top computers, VCRs, printers, fax machines, copiers and computer peripherals are all examples of e-waste.
Why should e-waste be recycled?  Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals, that can be recovered. Recovering and recycling these products makes sense because it limits the amount of new materials that have to be mined and protects the earth's resources. Some electronics even contain hazardous waste, such as televisions and computer monitors, which can not be landfilled. The picture tube in TVs and computer monitors are made of leaded glass, which protect the user from harmful rays. However, the lead is a hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly to eliminate the possibility of contaminating the environment or posing a biological hazard to humans and wildlife.
Does the City of Redding facility accept e-waste from businesses?  Yes, we do. However, we limit the number of items we can accept per day to a total of ten. This is because we have limited storage space and we need to make sure we can accommodate all customers that need to use the facility. If you have more than ten items, please call us at 224-6205 to make accommodations.
What should I do with my e-waste?  Shasta County residents and businesses can bring e-waste to the City of Redding's Transfer & Recycling Facility at 2255 Abernathy Lane (click here for a map to the facility). Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
How can the City offer this service for free?  The State of California passed landmark legislation in 2004 (SB20 and SB50) that created an Advanced Disposal Fee. Consumers pay a fee of $6, $8, or $10, depending on screen size, per "Covered Electronic Device" at the time of purchase. This fee goes to the California Integrated Waste Management Board and is paid out to Approved Recyclers to cover the cost of disposal. The City contracts with an Approved Recycler, California Electronic Asset Recovery (CEAR), for recycling and disposal. Because of the payment system established, CEAR is able to offer its services to the City at no cost. The City is proud to be able to pass this savings along to our customers.

E-Waste is accepted at the City of Redding Transfer & Recycling Facility on Abernathy Lane during the hours of  8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

Questions?  Please call: Customer Service at 224-6201 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For More Information about e-waste and related legislation, click on any of the following links:

eRecycle.org

CalRecycle//Electronics

SB20/SB50

 

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