The first of four scheduled 2016 collection dates for electronic waste in Escalon was hosted at the city’s Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Representatives of Onsite Electronics Recycling, San Joaquin County’s only approved electronics recycler, were in town for the e-waste day. The firm offers year round residential and business recycling of electronics equipment including TVs and monitors used in homes or businesses.
The Stockton-based firm works in cooperation with the City of Escalon for the e-waste collection days, offering four per year. Two are on Saturdays, two are on Sundays, designed to allow everyone that wants to the opportunity to participate in the recycling program.
Hours for the Jan. 9 event were 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with crews taking in a large amount of electronics for recycling. The next e-waste event in the city is set for Sunday, April 10. Additional collection dates in Escalon are scheduled for Saturday, July 16 and again on Sunday, Oct. 9. All are scheduled at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More information about the electronics recycling is available by contacting Onsite Electronics Recycling at 209-234-7994.
The firm has collection events throughout the county, with stops in Stockton, Ripon, Tracy, Lockeford and Lodi, in addition to Escalon.