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October 2006

 

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.


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