As part of the ramp-up to the Maker Faire Bay Area 2008 (May 3 and 4), the Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) is hosting an electronics recycling day this Saturday, March 29, from 10am to 4pm, at its Berkeley warehouse. Take your old gear and reuse, recycle, and remake it! And say hi to the "head" of ACCRC that will also be on hand at Maker Faire! From the ACCRC announcement:
Saturday, 3/29 – Electronics Recycling Day (open to the public)
Time: 10am – 4pm
1501 Eastshore Hwy
Berkeley, California, 94710
Phone: (510) 528-4052
Got old computers or other electronics?
ACCRC will take it! They will recycle anything that you can plug into a power outlet. This means your computer, VCR, television, copy machine, and even your microwave and toaster, but not your large appliances such as a washing machine or refrigerator. And when you bring them your computer, you will receive a tax write-off, and they will attempt to fix your equipment and then give it away to someone who is unable to afford to buy a computer. If they are unable to reuse your equipment, it will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. And, given that we are 5 weeks out from Maker Faire – there is a good chance that some Makers will be able to use some of these donations for their Maker Faire projects. Please spread the word on the Saturday event and encourage your businesses, friends, neighbors and families to bring their donations to ACCRC on Saturday.