California Consumer Electronics Recycling Services
Computers are not the only electronic devices that are covered under California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003. A wide range of consumer items is also prohibited from disposal in the state’s landfills, and for the same reasons. All contain hazardous materials that need to be prevented from entering the environment. They also contain valuable metals and other resources that should be recycled and reused. Keeping lead, mercury and chromium out of our groundwater and recovering gold, silver, copper and rare earth elements are strong reasons for Californians to properly dispose of unwanted e-waste. Some of the products accepted by facilities listed on the California Computer Recycling website include:
- Cell Phones, Tablets & E-Readers – All of these items should be handled in accordance with applicable laws and either donated for reuse or handled properly by qualified electronics recyclers.
- CRT Television Sets – With several pounds of lead in the picture tube and containing similar materials as computers, proper recycling is crucial for these now-obsolete consumer products.
- Flat Screen Televisions – Just as with other electronics, like tablet computers and cell phones, keeping toxic materials out of the environment and recovering precious resources mean that these items, too require proper handling.
- VCRs & DVD Players – Like all electronics equipment, these contain materials that should be properly recovered through recycling, along with hazardous materials like lead that need proper handling
- Digital Cameras and Camcorders – Recovering the gold, silver, and other metals from these devices is an important way to reduce mining costs and use less energy. Don’t just throw them away.
- Batteries from Portable Devices – All rechargeable batteries in portable electronics devices contain toxic materials and valuable metals. A qualified electronics waste processor will handle these properly.
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs – All of these modern light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury and phosphorus. You can recycle these at most hardware and lighting stores.
- Other Electronic Devices – From smoke detectors, audio equipment and radios to GPS systems, fish locators, test equipment and more, recycling these items through facilities listed on our California Computer Recycling directory assures you that they will be properly handled and processed.
Keep Electronic Waste out of the Environment – California Recycles!
It’s not just a good idea to properly deal with unwanted, broken, and obsolete electronic equipment; it’s the law. Not every recycling company or organization on our website accepts all types of e-waste. Before loading up your car or truck, be sure to contact your local electronics recycling center to inquire about the items you have. If a nearby recycling center you contact doesn’t accept some items, they’ll recommend another facility nearby. De-clutter your own environment and recycle properly and you’ll be helping protect the overall natural environment.