urbanbuzz / Shutterstock.com Cameras Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains E-Waste urbanbuzz / Shutterstock.com Cameras are e-waste that can be disposed of through the County Household Hazardous Waste Program. If your camera is in good condition, consider donating it. Remove Batteries First Remove the batteries from the camera before disposing of the camera as e-waste. Find out how to dispose of batteries. Digital and Non-Digital Cameras Are E-Waste Digital and non-digital cameras are e-waste and cannot be thrown in the trash. Bring to an e-waste recycler. Recycle Disposable Cameras Drop off these cameras at any center that develops the film off of these cameras; they will recycle them for you. They can also go in the trash unlike analogue and digital cameras.