Many electronic items, including computers, monitors and televisions, contain hazardous materials and must be recycled properly. Picture tubes, called cathode ray tubes (CRTs), contain three to eight pounds of lead.
Circuit boards contain lead, cadmium, mercury and other hazardous materials.
Computer peripherals such as a mouse, keyboard, cables, printer, scanner, speakers; cell phones, hand-held devices, photocopiers, fax machines, stereos, VCRs and DVD players should also be recycled.
Schedule a pickup or find a drop-off location, but whatever you do, don’t throw your electronics in the trash bin! Electronic equipment is highly toxic to the environment.
Alameda county computer
1501 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley
Fee/Drop-off: diskettes, CDs
Computer Recycling center
370 W. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale
e-cycle electronic Waste Recycling
2442 Research Dr., Livermore
A.s.i. cyber e-Waste Recycling
33367 Croation Way, Union City
Allied Waste/e-cycling center
42600 Boyce Rd., Fremont
590 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 1-415-900-3900 x102
27607 Industrial Blvd., Hayward
42744 Boscell Rd., Fremont
Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: computers, monitors,
Pickup: large quantities