Old computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic waste can be discarded at an upcoming collection event in Redlands, the California Credit League’s Tri-County Chapter announced.
E-waste, which includes old televisions, VCRs and other electronic devices, is a source of lead, mercury and heavy metals that can contaminate ground water if disposed of in conventional landfills.
Car and forklift batteries can be disposed of at the upcoming event, but household batteries will not be accepted. Waste collectors will also not accept refrigerators, washer and dryers nor fluorescent light bulbs.
There will be a $5 fee to dispose of microwave ovens.
The e-waste collection is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 at Redlands Mall.