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Archived News Release from 2009

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Redwood City Hosting FREE Electronic Waste Disposal and Document Shredding Event

Redwood City, CA - June 15, 2009 - Electronic waste (e-waste) is an ongoing problem for households, businesses, and the environment. And, many people aren’t sure what to do with old, confidential or general documents that they need destroyed. Here’s an opportunity to address both of those issues: Redwood City is hosting a FREE E-Waste Disposal and Document Shredding event sponsored by South Bayside Waste Management Authority (

  • Saturday, June 20th, 2009
    9 am to 3 pm
    Redwood City Public Works building parking lot, 1400 Broadway
    (between Woodside Road and Chestnut)

Bring e-waste items for recycling, and bring documents that you’d like shredded. Document shredding is provided by, which will have a truck on site and you can watch while they shred your documents – there is a five box limit on documents, please.

For information on e-waste and shredding events in other cities, visit For more recycling options visit

Here is a partial list of acceptable items for drop-off at Redwood City’s e-waste disposal event:

Camcorders Cell phones Computers

Computer monitors

Connectors/cables DVD players Fax machines Household batteries
Keyboards Lab equipment Fluorescent tubes/lamps Laptops
Mainframes Mice Optical drives PC boards
PDAs Printed circuit boards Printers Radios
Scanners Servers Stereos Storage discs
Tape zip drives Televisions UPS power supplies VCRs

Unacceptable items: automotive batteries, household appliances such as fans, floor heaters, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, etc., kitchen appliances such as stovetops, dishwashers, microwaves, ovens, stoves, refrigerators/freezers, etc., or large appliances.

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Marilyn Harang
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7477


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