Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains toxins that leach into the soil and groundwater. By properly disposing of these items, you are helping prevent the contamination and pollution of our water sources.
Non-rechargeable vs. rechargeable batteries
Non-rechargeable batteries contain alkaline, lithium, mercury and other hazardous materials. They cannot be reused and must be disposed of after use. A better choice is rechargeable batteries made of nickel-cadmium. Not only do they reduce the amount of waste because they can be reused, but it also saves you money. Batteries can be expensive and by simply recharging them, you can reuse them over and over without the hassle of going out and spending more money on new batteries.
California State University, Fresno, is partnering with Electronic Recyclers International to provide a convenient monthly e-waste recycling solution for the general community of the Central Valley.
Hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic items are replaced in California every year. This "e-waste" contains valuable materials and can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. When you "e-recycle," you're helping to protect our environment and create new jobs in California. It is against the law for households to dispose of these materials in the regular trash.