Document shredding, e-waste event to raise money for Optimist Club’s youth programs

A document shredding, electronic waste and clothes recycling event will be held Saturday in Citrus Heights to raise funds for more than 30 youth programs supported by the Sacramento Evening Optimist Club.

The event will be held in the Kohl’s store parking lot, 6135 San Juan Ave., at the corner of San Juan and Greenback Lane. Electronic waste and clothing can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and document shredding services will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations of $5 per car will be accepted for electronic waste and $5 per box for document shredding.

Participating in the event, sponsored by the Optimst Club and Kohl’s Cares, Associates in Action Program, will be CEAR Inc., a California state-approved electronic waste collector and recycler; Pacific Records Management Shredding; and California Clothing Recyclers.

For optimal security, CEAR Inc. shreds all computer hard drives, according to an Optimist Club news release.

Electronic waste items that will be accepted include computer monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed, and small household appliances such as toasters, mixers and blenders.

Items that will not be accepted at the event include large household appliances, furniture, and hazardous household waste such as batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies and light bulbs.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.