Locate E-Waste Recycling Resources

Existing E-waste Recycling Opportunities in California

  • Cell Phones
    Thanks to AB 2901 (Pavley) Cell Phone Takeback and Recycling, as of July 1, 2006, any retailer that sells cell phones must also collect end-of-life cell phones at no charge to consumers. Additionally, several non-profit organizations provide cell phone recycling opportunities, including: Keep California Beautiful and Collective Good, where consumers can recycle and donate cell phones. Collective Good also gives the option of selecting the charity you would like to see benefit from your phone donation.
  • Local Household Hazardous Waste Facilities
    State law requires that most every community provide some level of opportunity for household hazardous waste collection. Generally, these are city or county run programs or facilities that offer regular or periodic opportunities for the drop off of HHWs, including hazardous electronics. Unfortunately, these programs are universally under-funded, and are therefore not always available. To find out what's available in your community, look in your local phonebook under Hazardous or Solid Waste. You may also find it by calling 1-800-Cleanup or going to www.earth911.org
  • Californians Against Waste
    For more information on E-waste and other solid waste and recycling issues, search this website. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us at (916) 443-5422.