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Union Hill School eighth-grader Isabella Caddy is collecting old computers, monitors and other unused electronic devises in advance of her class’ Saturday, Dec. 10 E-waste collection day. All electronic waste dropped off will help offset the cost the eighth-graders graduation trip to Washington D.C. and New York.

November 29, 2016 – Now is the time to clear out your old electronics before the holidays and help support youth in our community. Union Hill School’s eighth-grade class will host an E-waste fundraiser in partnership with the Sacramento Regional Conservation Core and CEAR, Inc. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

Proceeds from the event will help offset the cost of their graduation trip to Washington D.C. and New York in June 2017. The trip is a tradition for those graduating eighth grade and moving on to high school. In order to go, students and their families must pay for the entire cost of the trip. Benefit events such as the E-waste drive make the trip fees affordable, allowing more students the opportunity to go.

All E-waste can be dropped off Dec. 10 at Union Hill School parking lot, 10879 Bartlett Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Volunteers will gather donated items directly from the vehicles so those donating do not even need to get out their cars. Items such as computers, monitors, old tvs, small kitchen appliances are all welcome. A complete list of items accepted by CEAR, Inc. is below. Cords should be intact. CEAR, Inc. will completely shred all hard drives for data security.

Items Accepted

Electronic Waste with a Screen

  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) Monitors, Televisions
  • LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Monitors & Televisions
  • LED (Light Emitting Diode) Monitors & Televisions
  • Plasma Televisions
  • Projection Televisions
  • Laptop PCs/Tablet PCs
  • DVD Players with 4’ Screen or Larger

Computers, Servers & Components

  • Desktop PCs
  • Servers
  • Network Equipment
  • Main Frame Computers
  • Telecom Equipment
  • Circuit Boards
  • Hard Drives
  • PDA/Cellular Phones
  • Power Supply Units

Office Products

  • Printers (Remove paper, toner & ink cartridges)
  • Copiers (Remove paper, toner & ink cartridges)
  • Fax Machines (Remove paper, toner & ink cartridges)
  • Multi-Function Devices (Remove paper, toner & ink cartridges)
  • Scanners

Consumer Electronics

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  • VCRs
  • CD Players
  • Calculators
  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones & PDAs (with batteries Removed)
  • Digital Cameras
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Electronic Cables
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Small Kitchen Appliances such as mixers and toasters
  • Car Stereos
  • Computer Peripherals

**Batteries MUST be removed from all electronics**

Items Not Accepted

  • All Non-Electronic Waste: Items that do not have BOTH a circuit board and a power cord
  • Techno-Trash including: CD’s/DVD’s, VHS, Beta, Cassettes, DAT Tapes, Memory Sticks, & Floppy Discs
  • All Batteries: All batteries must be removed from consumer electronic devices. (CEAR will manage and recycle the batteries with a fee)
  • All Lamps and Fluorescent Light Bulbs, incandescent Light Bulbs, and Christmas Tree Lights (CEAR will manage and recycle the batteries with a fee)
  • Hazardous Household Waste: Paint, Pesticides, Used Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Propane Tanks, Fire Extinguishers, or Tires
  • Contaminated Electronic Waste such as medical equipment that has not been de-contaminated
  • Large Household Appliances: Microwave Ovens, Refrigerators, Washer and Dryers, Stoves, Ovens, Water Heaters, Air Conditioners, etc.
  • Household Items: Furniture, Cordless Power Tools, Toys, Smoke Detectors
  • All Mercury Containing Devices: Electric Irons, Thermostats, and Switches
  • All Wood, including wood-encased Stereo Speakers
  • Pressurized Containers: Fire Extinguishers and Propane Canisters
  • Solar Panels
  • Radioactive Devices
  • Furniture