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E-Waste, Mosquitofish At Community Center
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E-waste recycling will be offered Saturday for Escalon residents.

With West Nile Virus already confirmed in San Joaquin County, local residents can get some help in the fight to control mosquitoes. The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District will be on site at the Escalon Community Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 to hand out free mosquitofish. The mosquitofish will be provided to residents to place in ornamental ponds, neglected swimming pools and animal water troughs on their property to help keep the mosquito population under control. Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile Virus disease. A maximum of 15 mosquitofish will be provided to each resident; good while supplies last.

Local residents are also reminded that this Saturday, July 1, will be the next Electronic Waste Recycling Day.

Hours for the event are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., staged at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.

Acceptable E-waste items included televisions, computer monitors, VCRs, radios/stereos, answering machines, telephones, cell phones, printers and fax machines and more. The site can also accept microwaves, cassette tape and 8-track players. Other items that can be turned in on E-Waste day are Styrofoam (no peanuts), mercury devices and household batteries (no car batteries).

This is the third of four E-Waste collection events during the year; the final collection is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8.

 

For more information, contact Diana Trejo at 209-691-7422 or dtrejo@cityofescalon.org.