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Mar 162009

From Green Right Now Reports:

Sony Electronics is inviting Bay Area residents to recycle any brand of outdated electronics by bringing them to a drive-up recycling collection event on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.

Drivers of the first 2,000 cars to drop off unwanted electronics will receive a voucher for a Sony product valued at $100, which can be redeemed at Sony Style stores at the Valley Fair or Stanford shopping centers, according to a press release.

The event is part of Sony Electronics’ Take Back Recycling program, which provides free recycling for Sony products at more than 270 permanent drop-off sites across the country.

Sony, in connection with Waste Management has hosted more than 100 recycling events like the one coming to Mountain View.

According to the company, the U.S. EPA reports that: Americans trash more than 130,000 computers and 350,000 cell phones every day.

Since Sony’s Take Back Recycling program began, more than 14 million pounds of electronic waste have been collected, the company reported.

Scrap electronics that will be accepted at the event include televisions, computers, monitors, cameras, video game consoles, cellular phones, rechargeable batteries and printers.

Items that will not be accepted include microwave ovens, humidifiers, thermometers, air conditioners, smoke/fire alarms or detectors, and large household appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators and washer/dryers.

More information about acceptable products and concerning processing procedures is available by calling 877-439-2795.