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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Electronic waste disposal

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

What We Accept

We accept working/non-working equipment.

  • TVs, tablets, cell phones, computers
  • Consumer electronics
  • Office equipment
  • Kitchen & household appliances (e-waste events only)

We will not accept:

  • Furniture
  • Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Batteries, light bulbs, or other hazardous waste
  • Mattresses

Resources for electronics recycling

television and boomboxWhat is electronic waste?
E-waste is an informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” E-waste usually has a screen or a circuit board. Look for products with digital displays & programmable features. Examples include TVs, DVD players, stereos, tablets, cell phones, office equipment, 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.crccomputercenter.com
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 NO LONGER AVAILABLE in the blue cart throughout Sonoma County.

4. Bulky item pickup: for residents Bulky item collection means that certain items such as mattresses, appliances, furniture and electronics that cannot fit into your garbage can or that need special handling will be picked up by appointment by your garbage company. For details, visit bulky item collection or contact your garbage company.

2018 E-Waste Dates

E-Waste events are free to Sonoma County residents. No appointment necessary for these events. All events held in the parking lot.
September
7-9, 2018
Rohnert Park Rohnert Park
Community Center
5401 Synder Lane
Friday 11-7
Sat & Sun 9-5
 
October
5-7, 2018
Windsor Huerta Gymnasium
9291 Old Redwood Hwy. Bldg. 200
Friday 11-7
Sat & Sun 9-5
 
November
2-4, 2018
Santa Rosa Municipal Service Center
55 Stony Point Road
Friday 11-7
Sat & Sun 9-5
 
December
7-9, 2018
Petaluma Lucchesi Park
320 N. McDowell Blvd.
Friday 11-7
Sat & Sun 9-5
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403