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Electronics, Computer and Monitor Recycling and Proper Disposal Locations
serving Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County

 

How do I recycle or properly dispose of...

San Joaquin County ONLY uses Basel Action Network (BAN) e-Stewards® Recyclers to properly manage the disposal of your electronics.  BAN e-Stewards® Recyclers are rigorously audited and certified, so you can rest assured that when you bring your electronic devices to County facilities or County-sponsored events, all data is destroyed and all materials are managed properly.
 

Electronic Waste or E-Waste

Electronics are the fastest growing portion of the municipal waste stream in the country.  These items include televisions, radios, stereos, cell phones - just about anything with a circuit board, which is just about anything these days.  Electronic waste or “e-waste” is banned from being disposed in the trash in California because the devices contain toxic heavy metals including lead, cadmium and mercury.  According to US EPA, at least 40 percent of the lead in landfills comes from discarded electronics.  Almost anything considered “electronic” can harm human health and the environment if improperly disposed, including:

·         Televisions

·         Computers

·         Computer monitors

·         Printers and other peripherals

·         Fax machines

·         Radios/ stereos/ receivers

·         VCRs/ DVD players

·         Cell phones/ PDAs/ iPods

·         Telephones

·         Telephones/ answering machines

·         Electrical Cords

·         Holiday Lights

 There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials at County Facilities for proper disposal.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!

 

Where Can I Take Them for Proper Disposal?

Residents
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of Electronic Waste:

San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities
San Joaquin County residents can take electronic waste to San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities.  For more information on material quantities accepted at solid waste facilities and other details, click on the E-Waste brochure link below.  For more information on San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities click on the links provided.

San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility
San Joaquin County residents can take up to five SMALL consumer electronic devices per trip to the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for recycling and proper disposal.  Small devices include monitors less than a 17 inch screen size and items such as cell phones, answering machine, radios, small printers and computers. Click on the HHW brochure link below for more information.

County-Sponsored Events
San Joaquin County Sponsored Events are available for residents to recycle electronics.  Click the County-Sponsored Events links provided for more information.

Businesses
Businesses can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of Electronic Waste:

ONSITE Electronics Recycling
ONSITE electronics is the approved collector for San Joaquin County electronic waste.  They may accept electronics from small businesses free of charge.  Click on the On-Site link below for more details and contact information

E-Waste
Brochure

County Sponsored
Collection Events

San Joaquin
County Facilities

Household Hazardous Waste
Facility

ONSITE
Electronics Recycling

Household Hazardous Waste
Brochure

 


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