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 (http://www.erecyclingofca.com/)
Contact: Sue Sadler, Code Enforcement Officer