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Electronic Waste Recycling (E-Waste)

What is E-Waste?

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.  Items like computers, printers, televisions, cellphones, stereos, game systems and other electronics may contain lead, copper or other heavy metals or potentially toxic substances. When electronics have outlived their usefulness, it’s important to dispose of them properly rather than just toss them into the trash.

Visalia residents have several options for Electronic Waste Recycling. You can donate them if in working condition.  Consider donating working e-waste items to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity's RESTORE, etc.

If your e-waste items is no longer working, be sure to recycle them using one of the local e-waste recycling resources listed below.  Items accepted can vary at each of the e-waste drop off locations listed below. You are encouraged to contact the e-waste drop off sites below to verify their list of acceptable e-waste items.

The Sequoia Community Corps, a Project of CSET’s E-waste Recycling Program:
Accepted recycled e-waste products may include televisions, plasma and LCD screens, computer towers and monitors, laptops, tablets, IPODS, and cell phones.  CSET's Sequoia Community Corps is an approved Universal Waste Electronic Devices (UWED) and Consumer Electronic Device (CED) Collector for California (ID#102584).  Click on Electronic Waste Recycling CSET for more information on our FREE e-waste drop off site or to schedule a pick-up, please contact us at (559) 830-9455.

Electronic Recycling of Tulare County:                                                                                            Offers Free pickup services for e-waste items including TV's, computers, printers, monitors, cell phones, scanners, etc.  Also provides mattress and boxspring removal for $10.00 per piece.  For more information, please call 559-783-3713.

Xtreme Electronic Recycling:                                                                                                            Recycles old and broken electronics. Click Electronic Recycling Extreme flyer, to view available services and options including data destruction, e-waste pick up, and free drop off locations. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Many electronic products (computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.) are used to store personal information. Before donating or recycling your equipment, remember to remove all sensitive and personal information from its memory. Note that simply using your keyboard or mouse to delete files does not necessarily completely remove the information from your device’s memory. Your local software store can provide you with the necessary drive cleaning software appropriate for your system.

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