Why is recycling electronics so important? According to the EPA, only about 25% of used electronics are collected for recycling.
Electronics are made from valuable resources, such as precious metals, copper, and engineered plastics, all of which require considerable energy to process and manufacture. Recycling electronics recovers valuable materials and as a result, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, save energy and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth. Electronics sent to landfills can leach dangerous toxins into soil and groundwater.
Bring your old electronics to Franklin on Friday, January 11th from 8:15am to 3:15pm. Items can be dropped off via the alley on the WEST side of Franklin Elementary. Enter the alley from Montana. The drop off location is approximately halfway down the alley. We will help you unload your car and get you on your way.
California Recycles accepts the following items: computers, monitors, television sets, home phones, answering machines, stereo equipment, DVD players, VCR players, computer accessories, floppy and zip discs, scanners, printers, fax machines, cables, cell phones and accessories, video cameras, power strips, cell phone and computer batteries. The Green Team will also take alkaline batteries to drop off at the library collection point!