Most electronic devices contain several materials (lead, mercury, copper, cadmium) that are harmful to humans and the environment. Many of these materials are common and seem safe, but if ingested, absorbed into your skin, or leached into drinking water serious and harmful health effects will result.
Many electronic devices are banned from the trash.
Banned Electronic Devices:
- Computer Monitors
- VCRs & Stereos
- CD & DVD Players
- Cellular Telephones
- Microwave Ovens
(FREE Drop-off at HHW facility)
Residents may, for free, safely and properly dispose of any and all types of banned electronic devices at the West County HHW Collection Facility.
(FREE Drop-off at E-Waste Collection Events)
In addition to dropping-off electronic waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility there are a number of ongoing Electronic Collection Events held throughout Contra Costa County.
Click on the following links for an upcoming collection event:
If you have electronic devices in working condition and would like to donate them for reuse contact: