2016 E-Waste Recycling Events
Electronic waste, or e-waste, includes all electronic products like TVs, alarm clocks, radios, small kitchen appliances, computer hardware, DVD/CD/VCR players, scanners/printers, hair dryers, cell phones, etc. In our time of rapid technological change, many of these items become outdated after just a few years and residents are left wondering how to dispose of them properly. These items are all too toxic to place in the landfill, since they contain heavy metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. Computers under five years old and other working electronics can generally be reused, so please consider donating them.
Daly City schedules e-waste collection events a couple times per year. Our next event is:
Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 22nd
9am - 1pm
City Hall, main parking lot, located at 333 90th Street
Items to drop-off include camcorders, cell and desk phones, chips and components, computers, connectors/cables, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, monitors, mice, optical drives, PC boards, PDAs, printers, radios, scanners, servers, stereos, storage discs, tape and zip drives, televisions, UPS power supply units, video game consoles, and VCRs.
Unacceptable items include lighting or household hazardous waste or batteries and household appliances such as cooktops, dishwashers, fans, floor heaters, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, freezers.
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The following locations also accept e-waste:
Goodwill: accepts computers, laptops, TVs, networking equipment, and cell phones, working or not, at any Donation Center.
St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County: accepts e-waste, working or not, at stores on the Peninsula.
GreenCitizen: accepts e-waste, working or not, at their location in Burlingame, for more info, visit http://www.greencitizen.com/
For a full list of places to drop off e-waste, including locations in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, and South City, visit eRecycle.org.
Special Note on Cell Phones:
All retailers in California that sell cell phones are required to take them back free of charge from consumers. Please also consider giving a new life to your old devices and in particular your cell phones. Many organizations will get your old cell phones into the hands of people who really need them. Before donating cell phones (or computers) for reuse, just remember to delete all files on your hard drive.
Computers under five years old and other working electronics can generally be reused, so please consider donating them.