Danville: UnWaste Event giving residents chance to recycle electronics

Danville continues Earth Day celebration with recycling event

The town of Danville wants to help with your spring cleaning.

San Ramon Valley residents are invited to drop recyclables off at the Sycamore Park and Ride, located near the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon, on April 28 for the town-sponsored UnWaste Event.

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day, residents from across the Bay Area can bring used electronics, as well as household items, for recycling and reprocessing. Acceptable household items and appliances for drop-off at the UnWaste Event include televisions, computers, cellphones, cameras, printers, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers.

Most items will be free to recycle however larger items, such as refrigerators and water heaters, will have a $40 fee. Some smaller appliances will also have a fee ranging from $5-$20.

Organizers say that items do not have to be in good working order to be dropped off, but must be clean and dry in order to be accepted.

A full list of recyclable items can be found on the UnWaste day flyer, which can be downloaded at the Town of Danville’s website in the “Living Green” section.

The event will be sponsored by the town of Danville and supported by Universal Waste Management, a Oakland based waste management company that hosts UnWaste events all across the Bay Area. Items dropped off at Danville’s UnWaste Event will be in turn disposed of in proper recycling facilities by UWM. Many items will be restored or refurbished and be sold by UWM’s resale division. Nothing donated will be sent to a landfill or shipped off overseas.

“100% of the materials which UWM Inc. manages are processed using an eco-friendly method,” said President and CEO of UWM, Jake A. Cherry.

The UnWaste Event is a continuation of Danville’s efforts to make the town more environmentally sustainable. The week before UnWaste, Danville will celebrate Earth Day on April 21. Families are encouraged to come to the Danville Library, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., to celebrate the 8th annual celebration, where the East Bay Regional Park District's new mobile center will make an appearance in the area.

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