FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, has teamed with KSEE-TV Channel 24, the Central Valley’s News Station and Fresno NBC affiliate, to provide a series of free electronic waste recycling events for local residents.
The first “RecyclAthon” event will take place on Saturday, January 3rd from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ERI headquarters on 2860 S. East Avenue in Fresno. The event will enable consumers to drop off unwanted computer monitors, televisions and other electronic items for free.
KSEE-TV and ERI hope the partnership will be a winning situation for everyone – Central Valley consumers can conveniently and safely dispose of household electronics, while potentially harmful electronic by-products are responsibly recycled and not entering landfills or being shipped elsewhere.
“With the upcoming national digital TV transition in February, we realized that there would soon be a very large number of new televisions purchased and a lot of old sets with no place to go,” said Todd McWilliams, KSEE-TV’s President and General Manager. “We felt it made sense to team with ERI here in Fresno to get ahead of the curve right after the holidays and work to encourage people to bring their old sets, as well as other unwanted electronics, and dispose of them in a proper manner, while helping the environment at the same time. We’re excited about the event and look forward to a great turnout.”
The RecyclAthon is being heavily promoted on KSEE-TV and will allow locals to drop off virtually anything with a cord – from computer monitors and televisions to faxes, copiers, printers and computer towers.
“We are very proud to be partnered with KSEE-TV” said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “As a leading news organization, they are a pillar of our community here, keeping the people of Fresno informed. We take our hats off to their proactive efforts to rally the community to keep this e-waste out of California landfills and dispose of it properly and responsibly. I look forward to other future projects where we’ll be teaming together to help the great city of Fresno get green!”
Now the largest recycler of electronic waste in the world, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers, and other types of electronic equipment. ERI processes more than 140 million pounds of electronic waste annually. For more information about e-waste recycling and Electronic Recyclers, call 1-800-RECYCLING or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.