Local Blogs

Hey Tech!

By Angela Hey

E-mail Angela Hey

About this blog: I write about technology companies, trends and events in and around Mountain View. Where else can you find startups nurtured by Y-Combinator and 500 Startups working alongside multi-billion corporations like Google, Symantec and I...  (More)

View all posts from Angela Hey

Recycle Electronics at Shoreline Amphitheater This Saturday

Uploaded: Mar 25, 2009
If you have old computers, disk drives and other electronic items that you want to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way then take them to the Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Parkway - Main Parking Lot, Mountain View on Saturday, March 28, 2009 between 9 am to 4 pm. Waste Management and Sony will be there to help you spring clean.

Sony says "Bring any brand unwanted electronics products to this
Take Back Recycling Program event, and Sony and Waste Management will recycle them for free.

The first 2,000 visitors at the event will receive a reusable tote bag and a voucher for a Sony product (The product must cost at least $100 and be picked up at one of two local Sony StyleŽ stores - Valley Fair or Stanford Shopping Center locations only. The voucher is non-transferable and only valid for a product that has been pre-selected by Sony. The offer is available only while supplies last and no rain checks or substitute products will be given.)

Comments

 +  Like this comment
Posted by just curious, a resident of The Crossings,
on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:24 am

are there any electronics they WON'T take? Also, what about batteries?
Other question: I heard that recylcling electronics is done by villagers in china or something. is this true?
Just curious - thanks for any help.


 +  Like this comment
Posted by eric, a resident of another community,
on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:50 am

just curious, I dont know how stuff from this event will get sourced, but I do know that there are a lot of local for-profit electronics recyclers locally


 +  Like this comment
Posted by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger,
on Mar 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

I have contacted Waste Management to try to get some answers to your questions. Here is a [Web Link Fact Sheet] that has more information.

If you have other things you want to give away you might consider [Web Link Mountain View Freecycle].


 +  Like this comment
Posted by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger,
on Mar 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

Karen Stern from Waste Management kindly sent me the following information:

Accepting: Televisions, computer monitors, computer systems, VCRs, DVDs, cameras, phones, stereo equipment, videogame consoles, keyboards, cables, scanners, printers, fax machines, ink-jet and printer cartridges, phones, computer mice, and rechargeable batteries.

Not Accepting: Items that cannot be accepted include microwaves, humidifiers, thermometers, air conditioners, smoke/fire alarms/detectors and large household appliances, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washer/dryers.

What will happen to my products:
Waste Management will collect, store, track inventory and dismantle the products in the form of common raw materials where they can be bought and sold on the global market.

The waste is processed in the US and reused where possible.

They will accept RECHARGEABLE batteries.



Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:

Follow this blogger (Receive an email when blogger makes a new post)

SUBMIT

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Don't fund the rape culture at my alma mater
By Jessica T | 36 comments | 2,974 views

Quick Check List for UC Applications
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,084 views

Palo Alto and Bay Area Election Facts and Thoughts on the Implications
By Steve Levy | 18 comments | 1,594 views

I am Grateful for Love
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,237 views