The town of Danville is offering to help people looking to de-clutter their homes or businesses at the start of the new year, sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop-off event this weekend.
Hosted by UnWaste, the event is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Danville Park and Ride, located at the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon. The town periodically sponsors such drop-off events for the community.
The Saturday event, fully assisted and open to all California residents and businesses, will take a variety of electronics and household items free-of-charge. The program is not tax-deductible, and UnWaste will not offer receipts for tax purposes for any collected items.
Free-to-recycle electronics include televisions of all sizes, computer equipment, phones, fax machines, CDs, stereos and cameras. Accepted household items include toasters, lamps, coffee makers, hair dryers, electric curlers and indoor grills.
Items do not have to be in good working order to be dropped off, but they must be clean and dry.
Larger appliances -- such as freezers, refrigerators and water heaters -- can be dropped off for a $40 fee, smaller appliances have a $20 fee and microwave ovens have a $5 fee.
The event does not involve collection of office or household furniture, but UnWaste does provide hauling and recycling services for a fee, with information on their website or by calling 888-832-9839.