Electronic & Universal Waste - Recology of the Coast: Pacifica
California Cont.
Electronic & Universal Waste

Universal and electronic waste, such as fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash. Universal waste contains 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 groundwater, thus impacting surrounding areas.

Electronic waste includes: batteries, fluorescent bulbs, computers, monitors, cords, phones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, microwave ovens, or iPods.


Residents may schedule a Bulky Item Collection at no cost.



Pacifica residents may drop off items are the Recology of the Coast Recycling Yard, visit RecycleWorks, or call 888.442.2666 to find your nearest location.

GreenCitizen also recycles televisions, computers, printers, computer peripherals, and a wide variety of other electronics. Everything is recycled in the United States, so there is no shipping of electronic waste overseas, and they have the e-steward certification! See a full list of what Green Citizen recycles.

Many manufacturers also take back their old equipment for reuse and recycling:

Additional Resources:
California Department of Toxic Substances Control, eRecycle