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Spring cleaning: E-waste drop-off next week

April 13th, 2016 @ 12:41 pm by Camille Kirk

Spring cleaning in the age of “e” means getting rid of broken electronics in an environmentally friendly way — and Aggie Surplus can do that for you. All you need to do is drop off your e-waste, for free, from noon to 3 p.m. next Tuesday, April 19, at the Hopkins Services Complex, 615 Hopkins Road, across from University Airport.

Acceptable items: Nonfunctioning, university-owned desktop (or smaller) electronic items such as desktop and laptop computers, monitors, keyboards and mice; software; printer fax machines and shredders; cords and cables; personal digital assistants; projectors, televisions, and VCR and DVD players; speakers and phones; typewriters and microwaves. (If you have any of these items that work, and want to get rid of them, Aggie Surplus will pick them up at no charge, for resale.)

Aggie Surplus’ e-waste collection also will accept small lab items, such as shakers and water baths.

Here’s what’s not acceptable: items with UC Davis property stickers; items requiring decommissioning (e.g., containing oil or refrigerant) or containing hazardous chemicals; household batteries (you can leave these for pick-up with your campus mail); and toner cartridges (also can be placed for pick-up with your campus mail).

Aggie Surplus gave these additional guidelines: Remove items from original packaging and do not place items in small boxes. And, if you’re dropping off a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) unit, remove the batteries. Finally, if you plan on dropping off a large quantity of items (50 or more), Aggie Surplus would appreciate advance notice.

Still have questions? Contact Aggie Surplus by telephone, 530-752-2145, or email.

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