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:

Cables/Cords
Cell Phones
Desktops
Ink/Toner
Laptops
Monitors
Network Switches
Routers
Servers
Tablets
TVs (except DLP / Projector TVs)
UPS Batteries

All other items cost $0.50/lb to recycle:

Item
CDs/DVDs
CD Players/Walkmen
DLP / Projector TVs
Fans
Fax machines
Heaters
Keyboards
Microwaves
Printers
Remote controls
Scanners
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
  • 30 gallon bags for measurement available
  • 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: $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
  • 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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