Electronic waste, such as fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash or landfill bin because they contain poisonous heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium that can pollute groundwater near landfills and pose harmful effects on public health.
Electronic waste includes: batteries, fluorescent bulbs, computers, monitors, cords, phones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, microwave ovens, or iPods.
If you are a residential customer, you may schedule a Residential Cleanup collection that includes electronic items (this is good for large appliances like refrigerators or washing machines).
Example E-Waste Items:
- CD-DVD players
- Cell phones
- Computer monitors (up to 4)
- Computer peripherals, including mice and keyboards
- Digital clocks
- Fax machines
- Hand-held electronics
- Microwaves and other small household appliances
- MP3 players
- Personal digital assistants
- Televisions (up to 4)
- Video cassette recorders
Recology Vacaville Solano Recycling Center offers an Electronic Waste Drop Off on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Residential Customers can drop off up to five e-waste items at no charge. The customer must be able to lift the item and place it in the collection area.
Some manufacturers will take back their old equipment for reuse or recycling: