What is E-Waste?
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Computers, televisions, VCR’s, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.
Is E-Waste considered hazardous?
Certain components of some electronic products contain materials that render them hazardous, depending on their condition and density. For instance, California law currently views non-functioning CRTs (cathode ray tubes) from televisions and monitors as hazardous.
What should I do with my electronic discards?
The mantra of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" applies here. The Highway 59 Landfill and the Billy Wright Landfill accept e-waste from residents at no cost during regular operating hours.
Fees apply to businesses/small generators, which can drop off electronics during special collection events. Please call for more information: (209) 723-4481.
For more information on what you can recycle please see our Recycle Guide.