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Free e-waste drop-off and paper shredding event in Roseville

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Roseville residents can take their worn out electronic products for recycling and their old paperwork for shredding to a free event on May 7.

The safe disposal of paper and electronics will occur from 9 a.m. to noon at TSI Semiconductors, 7501 Foothills Blvd. in Roseville.

E-waste will be properly disposed of by Sims Recycling Solutions. At the last event, Sims collected 14 tons of e-waste, keeping old electronic equipment out of the dump.

“A lot of what is labeled as e-waste is not actually waste at all," says Devin Whittington of the City of Roseville's Environmental Utilities in a press release. "Electronic equipment often contains precious metals."

Residents may bring three file boxes worth of paper to be shredded on-site by Pacific Records. Additional documents for shredding are $5 a box.

"With so much data now in digital format, it’s easy to forget how much information still remains available in a physical format," said police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther. "Making sure that documents like bank statements and medical bills are properly destroyed is an important step to preventing identity theft and fraud."

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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