Electronic & Universal Waste

Universal and electronic waste, such as fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash. Universal waste contains a variety of toxic components like lead, cadmium and mercury, arsenic and flame retardants, and when dumped in a landfill, these materials can contaminate the soil and ground water, thus impacting surrounding areas. Small businesses can learn more about the small business drop off program.

Electronic & universal waste includes: batteries, fluorescent bulbs, computers, monitors, cords, phones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, microwave ovens, or iPods.


Batteries

DROP OFF

Visit RecycleWorks or call (888) 442-2666 to find the nearest location. You can also donate these items to several non-profit and local organizations.

GreenCitizen also recycles televisions, computers, printers, computer peripherals and a wide variety of other electronics. Everything is recycled in the United States, so there is no shipping of electronic waste overseas, and they have the e-steward certification! See a full list of what Green Citizen recycles.

Many manufacturers also take back their old equipment for reuse and recycling:

Additional Resources:
California Department of Toxic Substances Control, eRecycle