than 179 tons of e-waste collected in Napa Valley
The city and county of Napa, California and its
residents held a two-day event in June that rounded up more than
179 tons of computer monitors, televisions, cell phones and other
Partnering with Electronic Recyclers, the City
of Napa announced its total numbers for the free countywide public
collection event. The event, which was the sixth annual function
of its kind in the Napa region, resulted in the collection of 359,217
pounds of electronic waste.
At this year’s event, local organization
Napa Recycling & Waste Services (NRWS) handled off-loading,
collection and packaging of materials while Electronic Recyclers,
which recycles all of the toxic materials it collects at its own
Fresno facility, handled shipping and processing for all of the
electronic waste brought to the event.
It was also reported that over 10 tons of the
total collected will support the reuse programs of the Computer
Recycling Center and the Napa Valley Personal Computer Users Group.