Department of Public Works

What is Electronic Waste (E-Waste)?
Schedule Your guide to household hazardous waste

The term "e-waste" is applied to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. E-waste can include computers, printers, televisions, VCRs, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, and electronic games. Electronics may contain lead, copper, and other heavy metals or potentially toxic substances.

It is critical to reduce e-waste by only buying what you need, reuse electronics that still work, and finally recycle electronics at the end of their useful life cycle. Recycling events are funded from the very same E-Waste Recycling Fee assessed on your receipt when you bought "covered electronic devices."

If you have electronics that are still usable, list them on LACoMAX, the online materials exchange, or donate them to your favorite charity. Some charities accept broken but repairable electronics. You can also contact your city's recycling coordinator or visit the US Environmental Protection Agency for programs near you.

If your electronics are no longer usable, take a look at our schedule to find the next HHW/E-Waste Roundup in your area. You may also utilize a permanent collection center or a collection event operated by the City of LA, or call your city for any special programs or collection events that may be available to you.

Business E-waste - If you are a business with e-waste, please see our online Smart Business Recycler Locator for a list of business e-waste recycling solutions, or call (800)98-TOXIC

The following examples of electronics may be brought to HHW Collection Events:
Computer Monitors
Television Sets
TV/VCR combos
...anything else with a cathode ray tube
...any other computer devices
Personal Devices
Cell Phones
Alarm Clocks
Hair Dryers
Please do NOT bring:

NO White Goods
Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Stoves, or other bulky items
(donate to charity if it works, or ask your waste hauler to dispose; not accepted at our events).
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