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Thursday, Feb 07 2013 02:09 PM

Worth noting: E-waste recycling event coming up

By The Bakersfield Californian

People can bring electronic waste to Cal State Bakersfield Friday and Saturday for recycling.

CSUB staff will host the event 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the former Southwest Little League parking lot across from Chevron, on Camino Media and Southwest Drive.

It's open to all residents and businesses in Kern County.

Electrical items that will be accepted include, but are not limited to, answering machines, camcorders, compact disk players, copiers, DVD/VCR players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, laptops, mainframe computers, cell phones, modems, pagers, PDAs, personal computers (CPU, monitors keyboards, mice, and peripherals), printers, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos, tape players, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, testing equipment, or two-way radios.

What won't be accepted includes batteries, light tubes or bulbs, mercury waste, used oil or large appliances.

People can contact the Kern County Waste Management Department for how to recycle those things. There's a lot of information at www.co.kern.ca.us/wmd/Pdfs/KernCountyRecyclingGuide.pdf.

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