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Six Save Mart stores in California’s Central Valley this past weekend hosted electronic waste recycling events in partnership with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), a recycler of electronic waste such as TVs, monitors, computers, cell phones, and other types of consumer electronics.
The two-day events allowed residents in the participating stores’ communities to surrender their e-waste safely and legally. According to Save Mart, electronic equipment contains environmentally damaging materials and can be harmful to human health if improperly discarded. In addition, it’s illegal to throw away certain electronic items, such as TVs and computer monitors, with regular garbage or trash. Properly recycled e-waste also yields valuable, reusable resources such as plastic, metal, and glass.
Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers, and other types of electronic equipment. ERI is capable of processing in excess of 100 million pounds of electronic waste per year.
Modesto-based Save Mart operates approximately 250 stores throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx banners.