Electronic Waste & Appliances

Electronic WasteElectronic 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
Connectors/Cables Hard drives Printers
Chips & Components Ink/toner cartridges Radios
Cellular phones & chargers Keyboards Shredders
Cordless phones & chargers Laptops Speakers
Cords/Wires Mice Stereos
DVD players MP3 Players TVs
    Musical greeting cards VCRs

Household Appliances:

AC Units* Dryers Ovens/Stoves Washing Machines
Dishwashers Microwaves Refrigerators* Water Heaters

*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
(925) 756-1990
Rapid Recycle
110 Second Avenue South B-1
Pacheco, California 94553
(925) 671-8008
E-Recycle OnUs
1271 Boulevard Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94695
(925) 934-1515
Electronic Waste Management
Toll Free: (866) 335-3373
E-waste Direct
(925) 437-9558
Hauling Pros
73A S. Buchanan Cir
Pacheco, CA 94553

Dump My TV
1430B Autocenter Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Hurtado Recycling
(925) 383-3457
Napa-Vallejo HHW Facility
889A Devlin Rd
American Canyon, CA
Bay Area Recycle
(925) 465-5576

Cell phone ewasteCellular Phones

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.