Free E-Waste Event This Weekend Drive-Through Collection Open to All Area Residents and Businesses

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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