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Electronic Waste (E-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, 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.