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eRecycle: Managing Unwanted Electronic Devices

18 Oct Posted by in Recycle | Comments

Unwanted electronic devices should be reused or recycled.  Computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic equipment should NOT be disposed of with regular garbage; in fact, this is illegal in California.  Functioning electronics can be sold or donated thereby prolonging their useful life. Non-functioning electronics that cannot be repaired should be recycled by an organization qualified to do so.

The search feature below enables you to find organizations that recover unwanted electronics.  The organizations listed in this directory are participants in the Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Program established by California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003.  You should contact any of the listed organizations to determine the details of their services, hours, and any potential charges before loading up your vehicle.

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Important Reminder: Many electronic products (computers, cell phones, PDAs, etc) are used to store personal information.  Before donating or recycling your equipment, remember to remove all sensitive and personal information from its memory.  Note that simply using your keyboard or mouse to delete files does not necessarily completely remove the information from your device’s memory.  Your local software store can provide you with the necessary drive cleaning software appropriate for your system.



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