Many Davis residents received new electronics as holiday gifts, leaving a stack of old gadgets in their wake. Davis residents can clean out their unwanted electronics at a free electronics recycling event on Jan. 15, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal and the City of Davis. The event will take place rain or shine 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Davis Waste Removal office, 2727 Second Street, Davis.
Davis Waste Removal will partner with California Electronic Asset Recovery to recycle the electronics and give the proceeds to Davis Community Meals, which helps people who are homeless or low-income rebuild their lives.
“After the holidays, many people receive new electronics and have no idea what to do with the old ones,” said Paul Hart, Davis Waste Removal president. “This event is a great opportunity to get rid of those old electronics and know they are being disposed of properly while also providing important funding for Davis Community Meals.”
California Electronic Asset Recovery has been recognized for its efficient recycling program and received a California WRAP Award from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
“There have been a lot of stories in the news lately about fraudulent practices in e-waste recycling companies, but CEAR is a reputable organization that has been recognized for doing its job correctly,” Hart said. “Davis residents can rest assured that their electronics will be put to good use.”
Davis Waste Removal serves the waste and recycling needs of the City of Davis and other customers. Services include residential and commercial garbage pick-up, recycling, green waste, street sweeping and debris box services. For more information, visit www.dwrco.com or (530) 756-4646.
Davis Community Meals is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food, and human services to help them rebuild their lives. With a long history in Davis, Davis Community Meals is governed by a board of directors and operates programs ranging from free meals to supportive housing.