Saturday, September 29 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 15776 Main St., the city of Hesperia and Clean Earth Recycling are hosting a free e-waste drop off event. The event provides residents with a free, easy way to drop off unlimited amount of e-waste items.

E-waste, or electronic waste, can be anything from discarded fax machines to old cell phones and e-waste is not biodegradable.

"Basically, e-wastes are considered hazardous when they have one or more of four characteristics, level of toxicity, [flammability], [corrosiveness], and reactivity. Those are the things that would determine if something is e-waste. Those properties can cause e-waste to be harmful, which is why these aren't allowed in your everyday trashcan or the landfill," said spokesperson Kelly Malloy.

Electronic waste contains chemicals like lead and mercury which can seep into the ground and eventually contaminate the water below.

Since the city of Hesperia's drinking water comes directly from the ground, it is essential that residents dispose of e-waste properly.

The drop-off event will give residents a chance to get rid of used electronics like computer monitors, televisions, scanners, copiers and much more.

For more information visit www.cityofhesperia.us or call 947-1589.