E-waste Collection Jan 25

Lots of help unloading e-waste City Hall | photo from City of Sausalito | reposted from Sausalito Currents

The City of Sausalito’s annual E-waste Collection Event returns to the City Hall parking lot on Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring old and worn out electronic equipment to the parking lot, which may be entered off Bee Street. The e-waste collection event provides residents and businesses with an environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted electronic equipment.

Get rid of old TVs, VCRs, telephones, modems, cell phones, computers, printers, stereos, microwaves and other consumer electronics * and more!

Items not accepted: batteries, large appliances, smoke detectors, thermostats, carbon dioxide detectors, Freon-based products (refrigerators, air conditioners), hazardous materials and household electronics* (toasters, hair dryers, coffee makers, lamps, etc.)

There is a receptacle for battery recycling in the main hallway of Sausalito City Hall at 420 Litho Street.

E-waste may also be brought to the Marin Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 565 Jacoby Street in San Rafael. Hours for residential drop-off are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The facility also accepts many other types of household hazardous waste, including motor oil, paint, propane cylinders, batteries, and light bulbs.

The e-waste collected on January 25 will be shredded and mechanically separated into the primary commodities of steel, aluminum, copper, and plastic for use in the manufacture of new products. No e-waste will go to landfill or be exported in e-waste form. At last year’s collection event, approximately 7,500 lbs. of e-waste was recycled and kept out of landfill.

Any questions about the e-waste event may be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Andrew Davidson at adavidson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4180.

If in doubt whether something is a consumer electronic or a household electronic item, just ask.