I have an old computer. How do I recycle it?
For a privately owned, non-university computer, UCLA and the City of Los Angeles have an eWaste program at UCLA.
Please note that there is a limit of 6 pieces of electronic equipment per person , each time you go there. Here is a direct link to the S.A.F.E. Center flyer
LA County also operates a household waste program. See http://ladpw.org/general/enotify/Calendar_Template/Calendar.aspx. Permanent collection centers are also available, http://www.lacity.org/san/solid_resources/special/hhw/safe_centers/
Best Buy Electronic Recycling Program As Sustainability becomes the hot topic on campus, we would like to also provide a program, offered by Best Buy, that allows you to eWaste or recycle electronics from your home. This program is open to everyone, does not cost anything, and accepts up to two items per household per day. For more information on this program, please visit http://www.bestbuy.com/recycling or for more information on Sustainability on campus, visit http://www.sustain.ucla.edu.
UCLA Facilities Management will collect eWaste for a small fee. Submit an FSR. Information about their recycling programs is available at http://www.fm.ucla.edu/Recycling.html.
UCLA Equipment Management offers the Dollar $aver program. Campus departments may place free advertisements for the sale of surplus equipment including computers.
If you can’t find a Dollar $aver buyer, you can try to donate it to a non-profit although many require fairly recent systems. This site (www.cddnp.org) however, has a fairly low required spec: â€¢ PC – Pentium 3 processor or later with 64 MB of RAM minimum â€¢ Macintosh – not older than 1998 with a processor of 350+MHZ â€¢ Monitors of all sizes. 17" preferred.
Lastly, any minor computer salvage can be done through our Preferred Surplus Dealers: http://www.equipment.ucla.edu/pdf/DollarSaver/PreferredSurplusDealers.htm
For large volume of surplus try state-approved Off Lease Clearinghouse (661 729-2677) as they only charge $25 for the lot and will take just about anything electronic. Other vendors will charge $25 for each monitor, for example.
- System Recycling With Xubuntu – Linux Magazine article April 4th, 2007By Jason Perlow
Alternative Electronics Recycler
Here is an alternative electronics recycling company based in Fresno. The company will pick up e-waste in bulk free of charge. Additionally, they will certify the destruction of obsolete hard disks. See contact information below:
Kevin J. Dillon Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer Electric Recyclers International, Inc. 1-800-RECYCLING d: 559.442.3990 f: 559.442.3999 http://www.electronicrecyclers.com
Another Electronics Recycler
Here’s another free recycler who is state approved: Off Lease Clearinghouse 824 West Ave L-6, Unit D Lancaster, CA 93534 (661) 729-2677
Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products’ end-of-life for both businesses and consumers. They maintain a directory of recycling locations at http://earth911.com/
Electronics Recycler who offers free Pickup
This company is based in CA and they will come and pick up items in your area if you schedule with them beforehand. They will also give you a certificate afterward.
Electronic Recycling Solutions http://ers2recycle.com
Contact info: Tracy Taggert firstname.lastname@example.org