California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)


Electronic Waste Management

Each year in California hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, printers, televisions, and other electronic items become "obsolete" in the eyes of consumers. Rapid advances in technology and an expanding demand for new features accelerate the generation of "old" electronic equipment ("e-waste"). The result is a growing challenge for businesses, residents, and local governments as they search for ways to reuse, recycle, or properly dispose of this equipment.

To meet this challenge, many communities are initiating electronic product collection programs, manufacturers are developing recycling programs for their customers, and innovative companies are finding new markets for the old equipment.

Get updates, information and guidance on the implementation of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003!

Many components of electronic equipment--including metals, plastic, and glass--can be recycled, while others may present environmental hazards if not managed correctly. This site provides information and resources on how to properly manage your electronic products.

Last updated: July 13, 2016
Electronic Discards
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