The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 6, 2009
Dispose of e-waste for free today at the Capitol
The state has teamed up with Electronic Recyclers International to sponsor an electronic waste collection event today at the Capitol.

On the west side of the Legislature on 10th Street, state workers, businesses and the general public can bring and recycle electronic waste now banned from landfills.

The event runs until 5:30 p.m. tonight.

A convenient drive-through will reportedly allow people to drop off items without even getting out of their cars. You'll even get a "Keep California Beautiful" reusable bag.

Here's what they will accept: monitors; televisions; laptops; plasma screens; LCD screens; portable DVD Players; printers; faxes; copiers; telephones; cell phones and accessories; i-Pods or electronic/computer games; keyboards; computer mice; computer towers; computer speakers; and stereos and stereo speakers.

Note to budget-conscious state managers: This event is not open to your agencies to recycle state government waste. That happens through the Department of General Services. Learn more about that program by clicking here.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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