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KSEE-TV Teams with Electronic Recyclers International for Second RecyclAthon to Collect Fresno's e-Waste.

FRESNO, Calif. -- Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste, has once again teamed with KSEE-TV Channel 24, the Central Valley's News Station and Fresno NBC affiliate, to provide the second in a series of free electronic waste recycling events for local residents.

This second "RecyclAthon" event will take place on Saturday, January 31st from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ERI headquarters on 2860 S. East Avenue in Fresno. The event will enable consumers to drop off unwanted computer monitors, televisions and other electronic items for free.

"At the first RecyclAthon, earlier this month, we exceeded expectations by receiving more than 198,000 pounds of electronic waste from Fresno residents in 907 cars," said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. "Since it is Superbowl weekend, we know many Fresno families are getting new sets and need to unload their old ones responsibly. We look forward to topping the 907 cars from the first event!"

KSEE-TV and ERI have designed the RecyclAthon events to be a winning situation for everyone - Central Valley consumers can conveniently and safely dispose of household electronics, while potentially harmful electronic by-products are responsibly recycled and not entering landfills or being shipped elsewhere.

"With the national digital TV transition next month, we realized that there would soon be a very large number of new televisions purchased and a lot of old sets with no place to go," said Todd McWilliams, KSEE-TV's President and General Manager. "We felt it made sense to team with ERI here in Fresno to work to encourage people to bring their old sets, as well as other unwanted electronics, and dispose of them in a proper manner, while helping the environment at the same time. We're excited about the event and look forward to another great turnout."

The RecyclAthon is being heavily promoted on KSEE-TV and will allow locals to drop off virtually anything with a chord - from computer monitors and televisions to faxes, copiers, printers and computer towers.

Now the largest recycler of electronic waste in the world, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers, and other types of electronic equipment. ERI processes more than 140 million pounds of electronic waste annually. For more information about e-waste recycling and Electronic Recyclers, call 1-800-RECYCLING or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.

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