|Electronic Waste & Appliances|
Electronic waste is a loosely defined term referring to electronics that are at the end of their useful life (i.e. broken) or no longer wanted. Almost anything with a cord a wall plug is classified as e-waste, including cords and wires themselves.
Household appliances include microwaves, refrigerators, stoves & washing machines. E-waste and household appliances are illegal to discard in the household trash or recycling because they contain hazardous materials like lead, arsenic and mercury. You must take these items to state-licensed facilities.
Electronic waste items:
|Computers||Fax machines & Copiers||Power Supply Units|
|Computer monitors||Flat Screens||Printed circuit boards|
|Chips & Components||Ink/toner cartridges||Radios|
|Cellular phones & chargers||Keyboards||Shredders|
|Cordless phones & chargers||Laptops||Speakers|
|DVD players||MP3 Players||TVs|
|Musical greeting cards||VCRs|
|AC Units*||Dryers||Ovens/Stoves||Washing Machines|
*You may be eligible for a free pickup AND $35 for getting rid of your AC unit or refrigerator.
Call JACO at 1-800-299-7573 for more information and to schedule a pick-up.
Most electronic waste is accepted free of charge at the facilities listed below. Visit their website and or call for a more detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Household appliances are typically accepted for a fee.
|Delta HHW Collection Facility
2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway
Antioch, CA 94509
110 Second Avenue South B-1
Pacheco, California 94553
1271 Boulevard Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94695
|Electronic Waste Management
Toll Free: (866) 335-3373
73A S. Buchanan Cir
Pacheco, CA 94553
Dump My TV
1430B Autocenter Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
|Napa-Vallejo HHW Facility
889A Devlin Rd
American Canyon, CA
|Bay Area Recycle
Do you know what's in your cell phone? Lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic, all of which are detrimental to human and environmental health. There is an estimated 500 million cell phones ready for disposal. Cell phones must be taken to an e-waste facility, OR you can donate your old phones and chargers to charity organizations.
- www.securethecall.org: Donates phones for emergency purposes to people in need.
- www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com: Collects and sells phones so that overseas soldiers may call home.
- www.recellular.com: This directory can provide you with local drop-off information for a number of charities.