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 in or runs on batteries. GreenCitizen has over 10 drop-off locations 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. We service our customers from two different types of Eco drop-off sites: Eco-Centers and Eco-Drops. 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 any of our Eco-Centers and Eco-Drops.

Cables/Cords
Cell Phones
Desktops
Ink/Toner
Laptops
Monitors
Network Switches
Routers
Servers
Tablets
TVs
UPS Batteries

All other items cost $0.50/lb to recycle and can ONLY be dropped off at our Eco-Centers. See examples below:

Item
CD Players/Walkmen
Fan
Fax machines
Heaters
Microwaves
Printers
Remote controls
Scanner
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.)
  • A minimum $5 charge applies
  • 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

  • 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 accepted at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Mountain View eco-centers.
  • 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 Free Electronics Recycling in the
greater San Francisco Bay Area

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