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E-Waste Collection at SDC


Sonoma Developmental Center

Wednesday July 14th 2010 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Sonoma Developmental CenterEldridge, California, - Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire will sponsor E-WasteCollection at Sonoma Developmental Center.

Sonoma Developmental Center will be the site of an E-Waste Collection on Wednesday, July14, 2010. The event is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire (GIRE).GIREs collection and de-manufacturing of electronics provides employment and trainingopportunities for people with disabilities and other special needs. In addition, the revenuesgenerated from this effort support GIREs other community programs, providing job training andplacement services that foster self-sufciency.

E-waste items will be accepted at the Sonoma Developmental Center location on July 14th from8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The collection site will be located on Park Street, just across from theSoftball Field on the Sonoma Developmental Center campus. From Arnold Drive, head west onHolt, and turn right on Park. For directions to the Sonoma Developmental Center campus, go to www.dds.ca.gov/Sonoma/Directions.cfm.

E-Waste is any electronic device with a power cord and plug and/or a circuit board. Examplesinclude:

Televisions and computer monitors

Computer printers, towers, keyboards, mouses, scanners, fax machines and other

peripheral equipment

CD and DVD players

Microwaves

Boom boxes, stereo equipment and radios

Telephones and cell phones

In addition to the above, GIRE will also accept donations of household goods such as clothing, bedding and blankets, kitchenware and household items, small furniture, children’s games and toys, and bicycles.

Sonoma Developmental Center, located in the heart of California’s wine country, provides an extensive array of high-quality, innovative services that promote the ongoing health. The Center promotes communication and collaboration with families, employees, community service providers, agencies, organizations, and other partners to innovatively develop, advance, and deploy eminent models of service distinction by fostering independence in health, housing, vocation, education, lifelong learning, intervention, recreation, and transportation.


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