Wednesday February 18, 2009

Boy Scouts of America, Napa Valley District will conduct curbside collection of electronic waste from homes in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga on Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 8am to 4pm.This is a community service project, but the scouts will accept donations.

The scouts ask that residents set out their electronic items, or e-waste, at the curb in front of their home by 8am on February 28, at a place clearly visible from the street. 

ITEMS ACCEPTED

  • computers, laptops, keyboards, printers
  • scanners, cables, mouse
  • televisions, computer monitors, flat screens
  • fax machines, copiers (with toner removed)
  • VCRs, tape players, stereo equipment, radios
  • telephones, PDAs, cell phones
  • microwaves, blenders, food processors
  • toasters, coffee makers
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
  • large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves)
  • smoke detectors, thermostats
  • hazardous and toxic wastes
  • batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paints, used oil
  • commercial or industrial machinery

“We’ve developed quite a bit of expertise over the years with these kinds of collections,” said Boy Scouts of America Deputy District Commissioner, Jeff Johnson.  “This effort resembles our annual Christmas tree collection, which we are very proud of.”

As with the Christmas tree collection, the scouts will accept voluntary donations of $5.00 per large item. Checks should be made payable to Boy Scouts of America and left at the front door of the home. Johnson asked that residents be sure to not leave their donation at the curb with the e-waste. 

Residents of the City of Napa who wish to discard televisions with screens over 40 inches in size can call 255-5200 by February 25 to schedule a special pick-up.  Residents of Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga who wish to discard televisions of over 40 inches will need to deliver them to the Clover Flat Landfill on Silverado Trail, where they are accepted at no charge.

 

Residents who miss the February 28 Boy Scout e-waste collection can drop-off e-waste at no charge at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility, located at 820 Levitin Way, off of Highway 29 just north of the City of American Canyon, or at Clover Flat Landfill on Silverado Trail, just south of the City of Calistoga. Residents can have their e-waste collected curbside for a fee any time of year by calling their local waste collection company.

The Napa Valley Computers to Schools (NVCTS) organization will pick-up some reusable electronic items.

REUSABLE ELECTRONICS ACCEPTED BY NVCTS ORGANIZATION

  • Desktop and mini-tower computers with Pentium 4, Pentium Dual Core, or Celeron 1.0 GHz or faster processors
  • Laptop and notebook computers
  • Laser printers

This equipment can be working or non-working.  Residents can e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 25 to schedule a pick-up.

The Boy Scouts’ e-waste collection is sponsored by Napa Recycling & Waste Services, the City of Napa, Upper Valley Disposal Service, Electronic Recyclers International and Napa Valley Computers to Schools.