Electronic Waste - Recology American Canyon
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Electronic Waste

Electronic and universal waste, such as fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash. These wastes contain a variety of toxic components like lead, cadmium and mercury, arsenic and flame retardants, and when dumped in a landfill, these materials can contaminate the soil and ground water, thus impacting surrounding areas.

Examples of electronic waste include: microwaves, T.V.’s, computer monitors and towers, cell phones, ipods, DVD players, stereos, etc.

Examples of Universal Waste Include: used motor oil and filters, batteries, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, SHARPS, etc.


If you are a residential customer, you may schedule up to one free Bulky Item Pickup that include electronic items (this is good for large appliances like refrigerators or washing machines).

Contact Us to schedule a pickup.

Accepted E-Waste:

  • CD-DVD players
  • Cell phones
  • Computer monitors (up to 4)
  • Computer peripherals, including mice and keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Digital clocks
  • Fax machines
  • Hand-held electronics
  • Microwaves and other small household appliances
  • MP3 players
  • Pagers
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (up to 4)
  • Video cassette recorders


Drop off electronic items at the Recology Vallejo-American Canyon Recycling Facility or take them back to a manufacturer. Some manufacturers will take back their old equipment for reuse or recycling:

Additional Resources:

That State of CA has prohibited electronic waste, such as computers and consumer batteries, from the trash or landfill bin because they contain poisonous heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. These chemicals can pollute groundwater near landfills and pose harmful effects on public health.

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