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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Free E-Waste Recycling Event in San Ramon

Where: DVC – San Ramon Campus

Corner of Watermill Rd. and Bollinger Canyon Rd.

(Back Parking Lot)

When: Saturday, April 4th

9:00AM to 1:00PM

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*Mark this event on your calendar for the first Saturday of each month. Don't miss out!

Drop is free, and no limit! *(Holidays excluded)


Televisions Monitors Copy Machines Computers & Components
Fax Machines Printers Toner Cartridges Telephone Equipment
VCRs & DVDs Cell Phones Power Cables Video Game Systems
Stereo Equip. Scrap Metal Wire s Audio/Visual Equipment
Microwaves **AND MORE**

PLEASE – NO Household Appliances, Furniture, Fluorescent Bulbs, or Paint.

For More Info:

Toll Free: (866) 335-3373

Sponsored by:
Electronic Waste Management,

E-Waste Recycling Is a California State-Funded Program

Friday, March 13, 2009

Food Drive Collects Over 28,000 Items

Seventh Annual Youth Food Drive Collects Over 28,000 Items in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol, San Ramon, Alamo, Danville and Concord

The Seventh Annual Youth Food Drive, held on Saturday, March 7 in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo and Concord collected over 28,000 for local food pantries.

The donations will go to food pantries including Tri-Valley Haven, Junction Avenue site, Livermore; Church of Christ, Livermore; Interfaith Sharing, Tri-Valley; Valley Bible Church, Pleasanton; Showers of Blessings Ministries, Dublin; St Vincent De Paul Society, Livermore and Dublin; and Monument Crisis Center, Concord.

Approximately 1,200 youth volunteers from 75 Girl Scout troops, two 4-H Clubs, and 11 youth ministry groups participated in canvassing approximately 35,000 homes to collect non-perishable items. High school students staffed the four major collection sites.

The Youth Service Council organizes and leads the food drive each year. The Council is a non-profit corporation run by student volunteers and created to assume the leadership role for youth-run community service programs in the Tri-Valley area. It is a coalition of Tri-Valley public and private high school leadership students managing youth service programs.

To contact the food drive, leave a message at (925) 998-6513.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Donate Used Cell Phones To Support US Troops

Anthony Kane's used cell phone collection point will take place at St. Joan of Arc Church, located at 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, on Saturday, March 7th between 5 pm – 7 pm and Sunday, March 8th from 7am – 2pm.

For each phone I collect, soldiers will get one hour worth of talk time!
Cell Phones
Free nights and weekends, no roaming charges… that may not be so easy if you are a soldier overseas…

More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Anthony Kane a Life Scout with San Ramon Troop 834 is calling on San Ramon residents to support these brave men and women by donating their used cell phones. Kane hopes to collect used cell phones for his Eagle Scout Project to help keep soldiers connected with their families.

Americans will replace an estimated 150 million cell phones this year, with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers, the non-profit organization Kane is collecting for.

The donated phones are sent to a recycling company, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.

Approximately half of the phones are reconditioned. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials, including:

  • Gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards
  • Copper wiring from phone chargers
  • Nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs
  • Plastic from phone cases and accessories

Anthony Kane's collection will take place at St. Joan of Arc Church 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, on Saturday, March 7th between 5 pm – 7pm and Sunday, March 8th from 7am – 2 pm.

For additional information, contact Anthony Kane at

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