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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Electronic e-waste disposal

To make it more convenient for residents and businesses to dispose of their working/non-working electronics, the Agency is partnering with Goodwill Industries to conduct free electronics collection events. For more details, view the event fliers below.

We accept working/non-working equipment & household items in gently used condition

  • TVs
  • Consumer electronics
  • Office equipment
  • Kitchen & household appliances
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household items

We will not accept:

  • Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, etc.)

Dates & Locations

October 18 & 19, 2014
(Saturday & Sunday)
Windsor
Walmart
6650 Hembree Ln.
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 88 kB)

November 8 & 9, 2014
(Saturday & Sunday)
Sonoma
Whole Foods
201 W. Napa St.
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 93 kB)

January 10, 2015
(Saturday only)
Santa Rosa
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 132 kB)

January 31, 2015
(Saturday only)
Santa Rosa
Oakmont Central Facility Parking Lot
6633 Oakmont Drive
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 214 kB)

February 21 &22, 2015
(Saturday & Sunday)
Cloverdale
Cloverdale Park & Ride
501 Asti Road
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 136 kB)

March 21 & 22, 2015
(Saturday & Sunday)
Graton
Graton Fire Protection District
3750 Hwy. 116 N./ near Green Valley Road
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 219 kB)

April 25 & 26, 2015
(Saturday & Sunday)
Healdsburg
Safeway
1115 Vine Street
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 130 kB)

May 16 & 17, 2015
(Saturday & Sunday)
Santa Rosa
Whole Foods Coddingtown
390 Coddingtown Mall
(in the parking lot)
8am - 4pm
Get Driving Directions
Event Flyer (PDF: 224 kB)

Resources for electronics recycling

television and boomboxWhat is electronic e-waste?
E-waste is an informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” E-waste is anything with a circuit board. Look for products with digital displays & programmable features. Examples include TVs, office equipment, kitchen appliances, household & bath appliances, computer equipment and consumer electronics.

Why should waste electronics be recycled?
Electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals that can be recovered for recycling. Recycling your waste electronics saves resources because new metals don't have to be mined.

In addition, electronic devices contain high enough levels of certain materials, such as lead, that render them hazardous waste when disposed. Hazardous wastes cannot be disposed of in the garbage.

1. Organizations accepting electronics for reuse: for residents and businesses.
If your item is working and can be reused, consider donation. In addition to thrift shops, the following is a sampling where electronics are accepted for repair and reuse.

Computer Recycling Center
www.crc.org
3227 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa
(707) 570-1600 / (888) 887-3372

2. Drop-off recycling options: for residents and businesses
Use the “What would you like to recycle?” search function at the top of this web page. Choose the topic “Electronics.”

3. Curbside recycling:
Curbside recycling for household electronic devices is available in the blue single-stream recycling cart throughout Sonoma County.

Household electronic devices cannot be larger than 2 feet in any dimension such as home printers, cell phones, answering machines, radios & digital appliances (no glass), power strips, etc.

How to prepare: No TVs, computer monitors or other electronic devices with screens. Remove batteries prior to recycling. Remove cords and dispose of in the garbage or drop-off for recycling.

For more information about recycling electronics in single-stream blue cart recycling, contact your garbage company.

4. Free curbside pickup for large electronic devices and for devices with screens: for residents in some areas
Garbage company customers in certain areas are provided with free curbside pickup of select items. Items include TVs, computer monitors or other electronic devices with screens, as well as household electronic devices larger than 2 feet in any dimension.

Cloverdale

Redwood Empire Disposal
www.unicycler.com
800-243-0291
Available to residential garbage customers in Cloverdale by appointment.

Healdsburg

Redwood Empire Disposal
http://www.unicycler.com
(800) 243-0291
Available to residential garbage customers in Healdsburg by appointment.

Petaluma

Petaluma Refuse & Recycling
http://www.unicycler.com
(707) 766-6026
Available to residential garbage customers in Petaluma by appointment.

Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park Disposal
http://www.unicycler.com
(707) 586-2283
Available to residential garbage customers in Rohnert Park by appointment.

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Recycling & Collection
http://www.unicycler.com
(707) 586-1478
Available up to four times a year to residential garbage customers in Santa Rosa at no cost.

Sebastopol

Redwood Empire Disposal
http://www.unicycler.com
(800) 243-0291
Available to residential garbage customers in Sebastopol by appointment.

Windsor

Windsor Refuse & Recycling
http://www.unicycler.com
(707) 586-5545
Available to residential garbage customers in Windsor by appointment.

Unincorporated area

Redwood Empire Disposal
http://www.unicycler.com
(800) 243-0291
Available to customers of Redwood Empire Disposal in the unincorporated area up to four times a year at no cost.

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403