Another chance to score some free stuff while disposing of your old computers and other e-junk starts Friday. The “Pull the Plug on e-Waste” event will take place at three Best Buy stores in Orange County on Friday and Saturday.
The first 100 cars each day will get a $5 Best Buy gift card. Everyone will also be entered into a contest to win a Toshiba Portégé R500, the laptop that has received one of the highest green ranking from the Green Electronics Council. Plus Jeff Levy, host of radio show “Jeff Levy on Computers” on KRLA, will be at the east Orange Best Buy on Friday to answer questions about computers.
The event is sponsored by Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, which is based in Irvine.
**UPDATE 9:36 a.m. ** Based on the first comment below, I should remind readers that it’s against the law in California to toss an old PC, monitor or other electronic with a screen into the trash. That’s why there’s a $6 to $10 fee tacked on to any electronics purchase that contain displays. Since these are considered hazardous waste, you’ll need to take it to a hazardous waste center. In Orange County, there are 4 such facilities. More details at oclandfills.com or check out my Guide to recycling e-Waste.
What? Pull the Plug on e-Waste, sponsored by Toshiba and Best Buy
East Orange Best Buy, 2375 N Tustin St, Orange
Fullerton Best Buy, 120 E Imperial Hwy, Fullerton
Mission Viejo Best Buy, 25422 El Paseo, Mission Viejo
When? 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on both Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11.
Items accepted: computers, computer monitors, printers, camcorders, fax machines, cell phones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players and audio equipment.
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