|Several options are available to Ventura County residents and businesses to responsibly recycle outmoded household electronics, such as:
|In addition to the items listed above, some small appliances may also qualify as Electronic Waste (e-waste). As a general rule of thumb, if a small appliance is programmable, it likely contains a circuit board and the solder used in circuit boards often contains lead or mercury, which is hazardous and therefore is e-waste. A microwave oven is a good example of a programmable small appliance which qualifies as e-waste.
Small appliances, which are not programmable, pose no hazard to the environment and may be placed inside your curbside recycling container. Examples of such items include coffeemakers, blenders, and toasters.
The Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division wants to thank you for taking the time to safely dispose and recycle your electronic related equipment. E-waste has become a serious disposal problem and our goal is to recycle or reuse as much e-waste as possible.
Listed below are government sponsored e-waste disposal sites, private businesses, and re-use programs.
NOTE: Each location has its own e-waste policy on what items they accept, any charges, and whether or not they accept business waste. Please call individual locations for information.
City of Fillmore Santa Clara River Valley Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
City of Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Facility
City of Ventura Household Hazardous Waste Program
Clean Harbors Environmental Services
Del Norte Recycling and Transfer Station
G.I. Industries Trash Service
Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer Station
Goodwill Industries of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties
Ventura County Pollution Prevention Center
Visit the Mother Nature Network www.mnn.com to locate recycling facilities by zip code, green electronic products and for calculating your electronic device’s energy consumption.
For larger businesses in Ventura County which cannot participate in the programs listed above due to generation volumes, there are several companies servicing the Ventura County area to choose from. Examples of such companies are NEXCYCLE (800) 969-2020, and Electronic Recyclers International (800) 884-8466.
Visit www.securethecall.org to inquire about Secure the Call Foundation’s non-profit program to take donated cell phones and convert them into a 911 emergency-only phone for those in need.
Visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com to inquire about donating or selling cell phones to the Cell Phones for Soldiers non-profit program which is dedicated to providing cost free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.