Electronic Waste Disposal

Recology Vallejo Electronic / Universal Waste In February, 2006, the State of California prohibited the disposal of electronic waste, fluorescent tubes, consumer batteries and mercury thermostats into the trash. Known as "Universal Waste", these wastes are health and environmental hazards if they are disposed of improperly.

Examples of prohibited wastes:

Electronic Waste: Computer equipment, telephones, cell phones, answering machines, radios, stereo equipment, tape recorders and players, microwave ovens, VCR and CD players and recorders.

Mercury Containing Waste: Fluorescent tubes, thermostats, high-intensity lights, sodium vapor lamps, metal halide lamps.

Consumer Batteries: Including carbon-zinc and alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries, NiCad batteries, lithium batteries.

Electronic Waste Drop-Off Information

Recology Electronic Waste Drop-Off InformationThe Recology Vallejo Recycling Facility at 2021 Broadway accepts Electronic Waste Thursday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

What Types of Items Are Acceptable?
Customers may bring most electronic items with an electrical cord for recycling at the recycling facility.
View a list of electronic items we accept.

Computer Monitors and Televisions:
There is a limit of four computer monitors or four televisions that can be dropped off per trip, but customers may also bring computer peripherals, computer parts, and accessories including mice and keyboards.

Large Appliances
We do not accept large appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines at the recycling facility. For large items, please contact us to schedule a Bulky Item Collection pick-up.

Customers must be able to unload the materials they bring in.

Proper Disposal of Computer Monitors and Televisions

Computer monitors and television screens are often made with cathode ray tubes - (CRT's). CRT's contain large amounts of the hazardous material lead. Environmental laws forbid the disposal of CRT's into landfills.

Electronic Waste - ComputersIt is important for businesses and property owners to understand that drivers from Recology Vallejo will tag any container that contains CRT's and leave them un-emptied.

The business owner or property owner must remove the CRT's and then face additional charges for special collection of the tagged trash. Please help us save you from these extra charges and frustration!

Make sure that your employees or tenants understand that CRT's must be recycled. Encourage them to contact us to arrange for a driver to collect monitors or televisions for recycling. This service is easy and convenient. Customers may also drop off up to four computer monitors and televisions at a time the Recology Vallejo Recycling Facility.

The cost for the service depends on the size of the screen. Pickup of a 17 inch or smaller screen is $20.00. Screens that are larger than 17 inches but smaller than 36 inches cost $25.00. Collection of screens larger than 36 inches is priced on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for complete information.

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