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Free 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, all for free. GreenCitizen has 19 free electronics recycling 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 can provide free electronics recycling for more Bay area residents. We service our customers from three different types of Eco drop-off sites: Eco-Centers, Eco-Stations, and Eco-Drops. Please see the table below to find out what items can be accepted at each of the different sites. For business pickup, please go to Business Pickup.

Recycling Item/service Eco-Center Eco-Station Eco-Drop
Batteries
CDs
Cell Phones
Cell Phone Erasure
Cables and cords
Computer accessories (mice, keyboards, etc.)
Desktops
DVD/Blu-ray players
Fax machines
Hard Drive Destruction
Items larger than a desktops
Laptops
Lightbulbs
Tape based media (VHS/cassettes, floppy disks)
Printers
Remote controls
Small home & office appliances
Small monitors (CRT and flat screen)
Smartphones
Stereo Equipment
Styrofoam
Toner/ink cartridges
Large TVs (CRT and flatscreen)
UPS batteries
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.
Media Recycling – See Prices Below
  • $0.25 per VHS tape ($1 minimum)
  • $0.10 per floppy/cassette tape ($1 minimum)
  • $10.00 per cubic foot/bankers box if media is still in packaging, paper sleeves, or jewel cases
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
Light Bulb/Lamp – See Prices Below
  • $0.25 per foot for Straight Fluorescent
  • $0.25 per Incandescent
  • $2.00 per U-Tube
  • $1.00 per Compact CFL
  • $2.00 per Circular
  • Do not accept: Broken Bulbs

Items We Cannot Accept

  • 35mm Slides, Film Negatives, or Movie Film
  • Furniture: Chairs, Couches, etc.
  • Broken Light Bulbs
  • 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
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