Next Cupertino free recycling, shred-it event set for Jan. 20

Next Cupertino recycling, shred-it event set for Jan. 20

The next free opportunity to recycle old electronics, securely shred your confidential documents or donate reusable furniture, clothing and shoes will be on Jan. 20 in the De Anza College Parking Lot A from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Cupertino Environmental Recycling and Shred It Event is one of four that will occur next year, with other events set for Saturdays on April 14, Aug. 18 and Nov. 10.

The free drive-through, drop-off service is offered to Cupertino residents “to encourage extended use of products and to prevent valuable resources from being sent to the landfill,” the city said.

“Unloading of materials will be the responsibility of the resident,” according to the city. “Residents must provide a current collection bill and personal identification (i.e., Driver’s License) to verify Cupertino residency.”

Here is the list of acceptable materials:

  • Confidential documents for shredding – two box limit
  • Yard Waste (processed for compost)
  • Reusable furniture, clothing and shoes (for donation; NO dirty, broken, stained or torn furniture)
  • Children’s plastic toys and play structures (for recycling)
  • U-Waste (batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes)
  • E-Waste (computers, monitors and printers, etc.)
  • Kitchen Appliances that do not contain Freon (acceptable items: washer, dryers, non freon refrigerators, microwaves, toasters)
  • Limit of 2-cubic yards (one pick-up-truck load) of construction debris, untreated wood, dirt, rock, and concrete.

Unacceptable Materials 

  • No products containing toxic chemicals: (paints, pesticides, fertilizers)
  • No painted or treated wood
  • No Mattresses; and no furniture that is broken, torn, stained or dirty
  • No Kitchen Appliances that contain Freon