Santa Barbara Fair and Expo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara is giving residents an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, television sets and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Citizen's Alert
It is illegal to simply throw an old television or computer monitor in the trash in the state of California. Electronic items have toxic elements in them that are environmentally hazardous when they are dumped into landfills. By law, such products must now be recycled properly and in ways that won't harm the environment.
In an attempt to help residents and the environment, the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo has become proactive in its efforts to collect electronic waste over this two-day event. The electronics collected will then be trucked away and recycled by Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, the largest recycler of electronic waste in California and the Fair's partner for this event.
Event posted Jan. 10, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010