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KSEE-TV and Electronic Recyclers International Collect 198,000 Pounds of 'e-waste' at RecyclAthon Event.

FRESNO, Calif. -- Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste, and KSEE-TV Channel 24, the Central Valley's News Station and Fresno NBC affiliate, teamed together last week to provide a free electronic waste recycling event for local Fresno residents. The first "RecyclAthon" event was a major success - exceeding expectations by resulting in more than 198,000 pounds of electronic waste.

The RecyclAthon event took place last Saturday at ERI's Fresno headquarters and was designed to enable consumers to drop off unwanted computer monitors, televisions and other electronic items for free while keeping potentially harmful electronic by-products out of landfills.

"We felt it made sense to team with ERI here in Fresno to get ahead of the curve right after the holidays and 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," said Todd McWilliams, KSEE-TV's President and General Manager. "With the upcoming national digital TV transition in February, 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. It was very rewarding to be able to provide the community with a solution for that issue."

"It has been an honor and a privilege to be partnered with KSEE-TV for this successful RecyclAthon event," said John S. Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. "We take our hats off to the station's proactive efforts to rally the community to keep this e-waste out of California landfills and dispose of it properly and responsibly. I look forward to other future projects where we'll be teaming together to help the great city of Fresno get green!"

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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