For Immediate Release: May 19, 2023

SMUD partners with Cal Expo for Giving Monday E-Waste Drive-Through

SMUD is partnering with Cal Expo, iHeartRadio and KCRA to give back to the community with a community e-waste drive. Businesses and residents can bring their e-waste to the Cal Expo Main Gate and drop it off free of charge. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps, Sacramento’s largest education and workforce training program.

This e-waste drive is a follow-up to a previous e-waste drive held in November 2021, which collected more than 30,000 lbs. of recycled materials that were diverted away from landfills.

Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps works to enrich the lives of young adults by providing a development program, integrating education, job skills training and work experience on conservation projects and service opportunities that benefit the entire region.

Customers who Join the Charge to become a Clean Power Champion will be entered into a drawing to win 4 tickets to a Sacramento River Cats game.

What: SMUD Giving Monday E-Waste Drive Through
When: Monday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cal Expo Main Gate, Exposition Blvd. & Heritage Way, Sacramento

Acceptable items include:

  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) Monitors and Televisions (No bare CRTS. CRTs must have plastic back.)
  • LCD/LED(Liquid Crystal Display) Monitors & Televisions
  • Plasma Televisions
  • Projection Televisions
  • Laptop PCs/Tablet PCs
  • DVD Players with 4” Screen or Larger
  • Desktop PCs
  • Servers
  • Network Equipment
  • Main Frame Computers
  • Telecom Equipment
  • Circuit Boards
  • Hard Drives
  • Power Supply Units
  • VCRs
For more information about SMUD Giving Monday, visit the Cal Expo Events Calendar and to learn more about SMUD’s community giving, visit

About SMUD
As the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 75 years. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Today, SMUD’s power supply is on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030.

About Cal Expo
Cal Expo is home to the California State Fair and plays host to hundreds of other signature events each year. The California Exposition & State Fair mission is to create a State Fair experience reflecting California including its industries, agriculture, and diversity of its people, traditions and trends shaping its future supported by year-round events. The California State Fair is an international award-winning fair, receiving top honors at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions out of more than 1,100 fairs world-wide.

About Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
The Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) is a non-profit organization transforming lives of Sacramento Region's young adults through education, paid work experience, job placement and overall support. The SRCC was established in 1984 by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to provide an opportunity for 18 – 26-year-old young adults to acquire educational achievement and paid work experience. The SRCC improves communities in the Sacramento region by engaging young adults in a values-based approach to defining success. We provide opportunity for young people to realize their potential in their educational career and life through community building, technical skills and job training. We create highly qualified employees that contribute to the community and a sustainable future. The SRCC is funded by state and local government agencies, foundations, corporate grants, sponsorships, and private donations for work projects.