May 6 Kicks Off Keep California Beautiful Campaign

April 30, 2009

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on May 6, 2009, will join numerous state agencies to kick off the 6th annual Keep California Beautiful campaign during a 10 a.m. Media Event adjacent to the Jesse Unruh Building, 915 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

The event will be held concurrent with an area-wide E-waste collection that takes place on the same day -- from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at two locations: the Jesse Unruh Building round-about at 915 Capitol Mall, and 8950 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento (see below for further information).

Other state agencies participating include Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, California State Parks, Department of General Services, the Integrated Waste Management Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the California Conservation Corps. Statewide sponsors include American Chemistry Council, Pactiv and TarpX.  Statewide industry partners include the Electronic Recyclers International, Waste Management Inc. Albertsons, Save Mart and Roplast.


  • Don’t litter, it’s against the law! Vehicle Code Section 23112
  • The fine for littering can cost you up to $1000.00!  Vehicle Code Section 42001.7.

Most of the trash you see along the highway is garbage flying out of car windows, and out of the backs of trucks.  Secure your load and don’t let litter fly!

A piece of paper or plastic that flies out of your vehicle can end up miles away in our water ways and even our oceans!



Item Decomposition Time

Glass bottle

Approx. 1 million years

Plastic 6 pack cover

450 years

Aluminum can

200-500 years

Rubber boot sole

50-80 years


up to 50 years

Nylon fabric

30-40 years

Plastic film container

20-30 years

Painted wooden stake

13 years

Plastic bag

10-20 years

Plastic coated paper

5 years

Wool clothing

1-5 years

Cigarette butt

1-5 years

Cotton rag

1-5 months

ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS E-Waste Collection on May 6th 2009
Open 6:00 am until 5:30 pm.
2 Locations: 915 Capitol Mall* Sacramento and 8950 Cal Center Drive** Sacramento
Drop Off:

  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Laptops
  • Plasma Screens
  • LCD Screens
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Printers
  • Faxes
  • Copiers
  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones and Accessories
  • Ipod-MP3 Players and Electronic/Computer Games
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Computer Towers
  • Computer System Speakers
  • Stereo Systems
  • Stereo System Speakers

Receive a Keep California Beautiful Reusable Bag when you drop off your E-Waste.
Drop your business card in the drawing for a TarpX load secure system for pickup trucks and trailers.
*Jesse Unruh building round-about (915 Capitol Mall, Sacramento), across the street from the west side of the Capitol. Individuals should enter at 10th street and exit on 9th. The convenient drive through will allow recyclers to drop off without having to get out of their cars.

**8950 Cal Center Drive is off of Manlove. Exit from Highway 50 onto Watt South. Turn Left on Folsom and left on Manlove. Turn Left on Cal Center Drive and Left into 8950 Cal Center Drive. Individuals should follow cones through parking lot. The convenient drive through will allow recyclers to drop off without having to get out of their cars. Exit by turning left on Volunteer Lane and right onto Manlove.

Media Contact:
Christine Flowers-Ewing, Executive Director
Keep California Beautiful, (916) 368-9301
Cell phone: 916-844-6457


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