I have an old computer. How do I recycle it?

Private Computers

For residents of of the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles a privately owned, non-university computer, UCLA and the City of Los Angeles have an eWaste program at UCLA for “Residential Special Materials and Electronic Waste”.

LA County also operates a household waste program. See http://ladpw.org/general/enotify/Calendar_Template/Calendar.aspx.

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.

University Computers

UCLA Facilities Management will collect eWaste for a small fee. Submit an FSR. Information about their recycling programs is available at https://www.facilities.ucla.edu/services/recycling-waste-management and https://www.ehs.ucla.edu/hazwaste/types/electronic.

UCLA Equipment Management offers the Dollar $aver program. Campus departments may place free advertisements for the sale of surplus equipment including computers.

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.

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.
d: 559.442.3990
f: 559.442.3999

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

Contact info:
Tracy Taggert