July 13, 2006 at 13:05 PM EDT
Save Mart Invites the Community to Recycle Their Electronic Waste; In a Bid to Help the Environment, Supermarket Chain Teams with Electronic Recyclers to Offer Californians Convenient, Local Drop-Off Locations for ``e-waste''

Electronic Recyclers:


WHAT: Save Mart Supermarkets has become the first supermarket
chain in California to serve as a collector of electronic waste. This
Saturday and Sunday, six Save Mart stores across Northern and Central
California will give customers and the community at large an
opportunity to safely unload their old computers, television sets and
other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronic items for proper
recycling.

The event is designed to provide Californians with the opportunity
to finally get rid of those old unwanted items, long since replaced
and gathering dust in garages throughout the State.

It is illegal to simply throw an unwanted television or computer
monitor in the trash in the state of California. Electronic items have
toxic elements in them that are environmentally hazardous when they
are dumped into landfills. By law, such products must now be recycled
properly and in ways that won't harm the environment.

In an attempt to help their customers and the environment, Save
Mart has become proactive in its efforts to collect electronic waste
over this two-day, six-location event. The electronics collected will
then be trucked away and recycled by Fresno-based Electronic
Recyclers, the largest recycler of electronic waste in California and
Save Mart's partner for this event.

"We're extremely proud to be partnering with Save Mart for this
special program," said John S. Shegerian, President and CEO of
Electronic Recyclers. "Save Mart is an organization that has long been
forward-thinking in terms of environmental concerns, developing many
innovative programs -- most recently with their adoption of Earthwise
reusable shopping bags. This electronic recycling event is a further
example of their commitment. They are helping their customers and the
community become more environmentally responsible by offering them a
convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic junk
at the same time."

Californians replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers,
monitors and other electronic devices every year. Plus, they store
literally millions more that are not used any more in homes, garages
and businesses. Electronic products contain valuable resources such as
metal, plastic and glass, which can and should be recycled instead of
thrown away.

WHERE: Six Save Mart Supermarkets will host the e-waste drop-off 
event, including: 

Save Mart #212 - ANTIOCH
3190 Contra Loma Blvd
Antioch, CA. 94509
Ph# 510-754-8824
 
Save Mart #202 - SAN JOSE
3251 South White Road
San Jose, CA. 95148
Ph# 408-274-3716
 
Save Mart #391 - MERCED
1300 W. Olive Ave
Merced, CA. 95355
Ph# 209-722-3385
 
Save Mart #86 - MODESTO
801 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA. 95355
Ph# 209-569-0240
 
Save Mart #89 - VISALIA
5201 W. Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA. 93277
Ph# 559-738-9127
 
Save Mart #93 - FRESNO
6797 N. Milburn
Fresno, CA. 93722
Ph# 559-261-4123

WHEN: All six stores will be receiving public drop-offs of
electronic waste Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 from 8:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.

VISUALS: Local residents bringing in their old televisions, computer 
equipment and other electronics to Save Mart parking lots and the 
e-waste being loaded onto trucks to be recycled.

CONTACT: To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact
Paul Williams directly at 310-937-2009.

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