Electronic Waste (also known as e-waste) requires special disposal due to various toxic and hazardous chemicals that can be harmful if not properly disposed. It is against the law to place e-waste in your garbage or recycling containers.
Free Take-Back LocationsIf your e-waste is no longer functional, visit a drop-off location in Santa Clara County (PDF) with approved electronics recyclers and collectors. E-waste must be given to approved disposal companies that provide a safe way to dispose and recycle household electronics.
Some E-Waste Is Hazardous WasteThe following items can also be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste Program: TVs (CRT), TVs (flatscreen), computers & laptops, printers, copiers & scanners, fax machines, stereo equipment, cell phones, charging cables, tablets & iPads, DVD players, VCRs, string lights (e.g. Christmas lights), inverters, PDAs and e-scooters.
Free Junk PickupSome e-waste is accepted through the City’s Junk Pickup Program with collection at your residence. Reference the List of Acceptable Junk Items.
Repair, Reuse or Donate Help reduce waste by repairing or upgrading your device to extend its life. If you no longer wish to keep it, consider selling it, using trade-in opportunities or donating to an organization that accepts e-waste.