Offered at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the year, the next Electronic Waste Disposal Day is set for Saturday, July 16 at the Escalon Community Center. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the disposal is offered free to Escalon residents.
Items that can be accepted include televisions, computer monitors, telephones, VCRs, radios, stereos and the like. Styrofoam (not packing peanuts) and batteries (no car batteries) will also be accepted.
Residents can bring in their items at any time during the four-hour collection window; crews on hand will take in the electronic waste and much of it will be recycled.
Meanwhile, local residents will also have the chance over the next week to weigh in on the San Joaquin County Regional Transit Systems Plan. A pair of public workshops are scheduled, with the first on Thursday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the San Joaquin County of Governments office, 555 E. Weber Ave., Stockton. The second will be an evening session, Wednesday, July 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., also at the Council of Governments office.
The workshop will include an overview of the draft regional transit plan and those attending will have the opportunity to give feedback on the future of regional transit for the county.
The plan is available for review at www.sjcog.org/rtsp.