Electronic waste has been banned from the trash. Electronic waste includes devices that contain concentrations of metals (lead and copper) high enough to make them hazardous when they are discarded.
- Electronic waste can be recycled at all Alameda County Hazardous Waste Facilities.
- Search the Recycle Where? widget for other drop-off locations near you.
- Check noewaste.com, and unwaste.com for free electronic waste drop-off events.
These items are electronic waste and have been banned from the trash:
- Televisions: tubes, flat screens, plasmas, or projectors
- Computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, and computer peripherals
- Telephones, cell phones, and answering machines
- Stereo equipment, radios, tape players, VCRs, CD/DVD players, and phonographs
- Microwave ovens
- Ballasts for fluorescent lamps
- Digital clocks and MP3 music players
- Digital cameras and video cameras
- Cathode ray tubes and devices containing CRT’s
These items are not electronic waste and can typically go in the trash:
- Lamps and light fixtures
- Motors and fans
- Toasters and ovens
- Vacuum cleaners
- Garbage disposals
- Hair dryers and hair curlers
- Most appliances are electrical but not electronic waste including:
- Electric heaters, coolers, and refrigerators
- Air conditioners, stoves, ovens
- Furnaces, water heaters
- Clothes or dish washers, clothes dryers