Alameda residents and businesses can clear out those long-dead computer monitors, VCRs and cell phones Saturday for free.
According to a city press release, the City of Alameda will host an electronic waste drop-off event for the collection of unwanted e-waste on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held near 51 West Trident at Alameda Point, close to the east entrance at Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway and Main Street, in the first parking lot on the right side. Traffic signs will be placed to direct participants to the event location.
The drop-off event is open to only Alameda residents and businesses. The collection day is a no-cost opportunity to discard unwanted items in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, according to the release.
Appropriate items for collection include computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, phones, cellular phones, VCRs, and televisions.
The following items will not be accepted: microwaves, blenders, vacuums, refrigerators, freezers, washers, and air conditioners. Household hazardous waste, such as motor oil, pesticides, paint, batteries and similar items will also not be accepted.
To learn more about local recycling and hazardous waste disposal programs, call the Public Works Department at 510-747-7930 or 1-800-CLEANUP or visit www.planetalameda.com.