urbanbuzz / Shutterstock.com Cameras Illegal in Garbage & Drains E-Waste urbanbuzz / Shutterstock.com 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 so 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.