Electronics Recycling Drop-Off

Bring all of your electronics to GreenCitizen and we’ll make sure they get recycled responsibly and locally. We can take anything that plugs into the wall or runs on batteries. GreenCitizen has one drop-off location in the San Francisco Bay Area. By recycling reusable electronics items like monitors, TVs, laptops, computers, and smart phones, you are enabling us to open more Electronics Recycling Eco-centers. Please see the table below to find out what items can be accepted at each of the different sites.

For electronics recycling for business, please go to the Business Pickup page.

The items below are FREE to recycle and can be dropped off at our Burlingame Eco-Center:

Cell Phones
Network Switches
UPS Batteries

All other items cost $0.50/lb to recycle:

CD Players/Walkmen
Fax machines
Remote controls
Stereo Equipment/VCR/DVD Players/Speakers
Toasters/Blenders/Coffee makers
Vacuum cleaners
Misc. electronics

Electronics Recycling –
Fee Services (NOT Available At Our Eco-Drops)

Hard Disk Destruction – $20.00
  • Each hard disk will be physically destroyed at GreenCitizen then shredded in a certified hard disk destructor.
  • When this process is complete you will be provided with a certificate of destruction for your records.
Cell Phone Destruction – $20.00
  • The logic-board memory, sim card, and any removable data storage are all destroyed.
  • Phone numbers, names, and other information are completely deleted.
Styrofoam – $5 per 30 Gal Plastic Bag
  • 30 gallon bags for measurement available at all eco-centers
  • Any shape accepted (peanuts/blocks/etc.)
  • Must be clean (i.e. no food contamination etc.)
  • EPS Number 6 Styrofoam only
 Shredding Services
  • Paper: $10 per bankers box, $10 minimum.
  • CDs/Floppies: $50 per bankers box, minimum $50.

Electronics Recycling – Items We CANNOT Accept

  • Microwaves
  • 35mm Slides, Film Negatives, or Movie Film
  • Furniture: Chairs, Couches, etc.
  • Tape based media: Floppy Disks, Cassette Tapes, VHS
  • Light Bulbs
  • Large appliances: stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers.
  • Non-Rechargeable Electronic Batteries: Carbon Zinc, Zinc Air, Disposable Batteries
  • Single-use alkaline batteries
  • Items containing liquid mercury: Thermometers, Thermostats, etc.
  • Smoke Detectors: models that contain americium 241
  • Hazardous Waste: Paint, Motor Oil, Sharps, Bio Hazardous Waste, etc.
  • Any Medical Electronics

We offer Electronics Recycling in the
San Francisco Bay Area

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