Electronics Recycling Drop Off

Bring all your electronics to GreenCitizen, and we’ll make sure they get recycled responsibly and locally. We can take almost anything that plugs into the wall or runs on batteries at our Burlingame EcoCenter. By recycling reusable electronics items like computers, monitors, TVs, and smart phones, you are enabling us to open more Electronics Recycling EcoCenters. Please see the table below to find out what items can be accepted.

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 EcoCenter:

Cell Phones
Network Switches
TVs (except DLP / Projector TVs)
UPS Batteries

All other items cost $0.75/lb to recycle:

CD Players/Walkmen
Christmas Lights
DLP / Projector TVs
Fax machines
Remote controls
Stereo Equipment/VCRs/DVD Players/Speakers
Toasters/Blenders/Coffee makers
Vacuum cleaners
Misc. electronics

Fee Services:

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
  • EPS Number 6 Styrofoam only
  • Must be clean (i.e. no food contamination etc.)
  • 30 gallon bags for measurement available
 Shredding Services
  • CDs/DVDs: $50 per bankers box, minimum $50.
 Tape-Based Media
  • $1 each: VHS,DLT, LTO,Movie Film
  • $0.50 each: Small Cassette, Floppy Disk, 35mm Slides, Film Negatives

Electronics Recycling – Items We CANNOT Accept

  • Furniture: Chairs, Couches, etc.
  • 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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