What should be done with old electronic products? Computer monitors, televisions and other electronic equipment should NOT be disposed of with your garbage, recycling, or organics.  Working TVs, monitors, computers and other consumer electronics can be sold or donated thereby prolonging their useful life.  Nonfunctioning TVs and computer monitors should be recycled by an organization equipped to handle them.

Note: To ensure the health of our environment, please do some research before having E-Waste picked up from your residence or business and also before dropping it off at a non-CVSan sponsored collection event.  Most E-Waste materials have special collection, handling and recycling procedures and, by law, many are banned from garbage and the landfill.  Please visit www.e-stewards.org to confirm the organization taking your E-Waste is environmentally responsible.

E-Waste options for Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) residents include:

  1. The next CVSan Recycles Day is August 5, 2017 at Canyon Middle School from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Past CVSan Recycles Day Collection Events

Twenty-six thousand nine hundred one (26,901) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on April 29, 2017.

Twenty-five thousand two hundred sixty-four (25,264) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on August 13, 2016, which was for all Alameda County residents.

Thirty thousand two hundred fifty-one (26,901) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on April 23 2016.

Thank you to the Castro Valley Residents, volunteers, and sponsors who made these events possible.

Acceptable items for CVSan’s August 5, 2017 Recycles Day drop-off are:

YES: blender, calculators, cameras, can opener, clock radios, coffee grinder, coffee pot, computer battery pack (8” encased), computer towers/CPUs, disk drives (hard/floppy), DVDs, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, knife sharpener, irons, laptops, LCD projectors, microwave ovens (regular & convection), mixers, motherboards, mouse (mice), network routers/switches, oscilloscopes, overhead projectors, PDAs, power tools (drills, power saws), printers, record players, remote controls (batteries removed), scanners, servers, shredders, speakers, stereo systems, tape recorders, telephones/cell phones (including batteries and accessories), televisions (no size limit) & monitors (including LCD & plasma), typewriters, vacuums, VCRs, and wire, cords and cables/power supplies

NO:  Ammunition, flares, explosives, radioactive materials, large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.), asbestos, books, manuals & packaging, PCB light ballasts, smoke detectors, and thermostats, compressed gases, propane and fire extinguishers.

Note: Some items may be sorted for reuse.  Please factory reset any phones, routers, streaming TV boxes, and other devices that have personal account information, follow best practices for erasing and wiping hard drives on computers or physically destroy them.  Remove and erase any memory cards or sim cards in cameras, phones, and other devices

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/safely-dispose-computers-and-devices.aspx

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065

2.  Goodwill

3.  Alameda County organizations that recycle e-waste