Save Mart Supermarkets help recycle
250,000 pounds of e-waste
Save Mart Supermarkets became the first supermarket
chain in California to collelectronic waste. Nearly 250,000 pounds
of electronic waste was collected at six Save Mart stores across
Northern and Central California in July.
Save Mart’s recycling partner for the event,
Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers, confirmed that 249,331 pounds
of electronic waste was collected at the event, designed to give
customers and the community at large an opportunity to safely unload
their old computers, television sets and other out-dated, unusable
or unwanted electronic items for proper recycling.
The event was designed to provide the opportunity
to finally get rid of old unwanted items, gathering dust in garages
throughout the State.
“We are extremely pleased with the community
response to our recent collection events,” said Steve Junqueiro,
vice president of Save Mart Operations, “and even more pleased
to have been able to provide such a valuable service to our customers
and the communities we serve. We are especially proud to be the
first supermarket retailer in the nation to partner with Electronic
Recyclers. I’m excited to announce we have already started
planning future collection events at our stores.”
For the weekend event, Save Mart stores in Antioch,
San Jose, Merced, Modesto, Visalia and Fresno served as electronic
waste drop off points. The e-waste was then trucked to Electronic
Recyclers’ Fresno facility for proper disposal.