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Pile of cellphones 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. Common household electronics include, but are not limited to:
  • Cell phones or landline telephones
  • Computers, laptops, tablets, or computer accessories
  • Copiers, printers, or fax machines
  • DVD or VCR players
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • Video game consoles

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.

Some electronics and e-waste components can be recovered for reuse or recycling.

Free Take-Back Locations
If your e-waste is no longer functional, visit a drop-off location in Santa Clara County 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.

Free Junk Pickup
Another option for proper e-waste disposal is the City's junk pickup program for collection at your residence. Review this list of accepted e-waste.