As part of its commitment to providing the most accessible and comprehensive waste recycling options possible, the City of Santa Barbara is sponsoring a free two-day e-waste collection event open to all area residents and businesses.

E-waste is anything that runs on a plug or batteries.

When: Friday and Saturday, May 2nd and 3rd

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where: SEARS parking lot

3845 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(Corner of La Cumbre & Calle Real)

What: Drive-through electronic waste recycling

Items Accepted: Televisions, computer monitors, computers (CPU’s)*, laptops*, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives*, fax machines, microwave ovens, DVD players, VCRs, cables and

cords, telephones, cell phones, radios, shredders, stereo components, power supplies, all small business and consumer electronic devices. (*Note: All hard drives will be completely destroyed and recycled according to FACTA Standards)

Items Not Accepted: Large appliances (like ovens and fridges), toner cartridges, fluorescent bulbs, media (DVDs, CDs, disks, etc.) or batteries of any kind. For disposal options for these items,


This free e-waste event is a meaningful follow-up to recent Earth Day celebrations. E-waste is growing 2-3 times faster than any other waste stream. E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but comprises 70% of overall toxic waste. However, a large portion of what is labeled “e-waste” is actually not waste at all, but contains valuable components and precious metals that can be recovered and reused or recycled.

Recycling services for this event are provided by E-Recycling of California (

Contact: Sue Sadler, Code Enforcement Officer

Phone: 805-564-5631




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