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On Friday, head to McDonald's for burger, fries and remember to bring your e-waste

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McDonald’s restaurants throughout Sacramento County have announced a partnership with California Electronic Asset Recovery (CEAR), a local recycling center that provides solutions for electronic waste by collecting and then recycling donated items.

On Friday, April 5, volunteers from CEAR will be on hand at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 6612 Folsom Auburn Road in Folsom to collect donated e-waste, including televisions, computer monitors and cell phones, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Individuals who donate e-waste, such as VCRs, DVD players and any other electronic item that requires a cord, will receive a coupon for a free Quarter Pounder or Apple Pie that can be redeemed at a local McDonald’s restaurant.

“We are partnering with local McDonald’s restaurants to help make an impact in our communities. This partnership will allow us to collect e-waste that will be recycled, helping to reduce the carbon footprint here in Sacramento County,” said Doug Testorff, general manager for CEAR. “We invite the community to come out and donate any electronic items that are not being used, and do something to help keep our planet clean.”

CEAR will not be able to accept batteries, lights and large items such as refrigerators, washers or dryers.

As part of the partnership with McDonald’s, CEAR will donate proceeds from every pound collected to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California. The Ronald McDonald House is located next to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, and provides a “home away from home” for the families of sick children who have been admitted to the hospital.

Additional e-waste collection events will be happening at local McDonald’s restaurants in Sacramento County over the next several weeks. These include:

April 12: McDonald’s, 6370 Mack Road, Sacramento, CA 95823

April 19: McDonald’s, 8282 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758