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 and businesses include:

  1. The next CVSan Recycles Day is April 23, 2016 at Canyon Middle School from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fore more details, please see below.

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Past Events Collection Events

Twenty thousand three hundred twenty (20,320) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on April 25, 2015, at CVSan’s Recycles Day.  Thank you to the Castro Valley residents, volunteers, and sponsors who made this event possible.  

The August 8, 2015 Recycles Day was for all Alameda County residents. 

Acceptable items for CVSan’s August 8th, 2015 Recycles Day drop-off are:

YES: BBQ grills, blender, calculators, cameras, can opener, clock radios, coffee grinder, coffee pot, computer battery pack (8” encased), computer towers/CPUs, copy machines (max size 40”x48” sq., disk drives (hard/floppy), DVDs, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, knife sharpener, irons, lab equipment (electronic), 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, dish washers, washing machines, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.), asbestos, books, manuals & packaging, PCB light ballasts, smoke detectors, thermostats, compressed gases, propane and fire extinguishers.

Note: Some items may be sorted for reuse. Data will be removed from all collected hard drives according to Department of Defense standards.