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 Following is a list of local recycling opportunities to properly dispose of your electronic waste:

On-Call Curbside Collection: 

  • eWasteDirect, Inc. 877-437-9558 offers FREE E-waste pick-up ( five item miniumum for residences.)
  • San Ramon residents can also call Valley Waste Management at (925) 837-3356 to have computer monitors and televisions collected at the curb for a fee.
  • Curbside customers can set out electronics for free collection during the three Special Clean-Up Days they receive each year.

Drop-Off Locations :

  • Recycle for Breast Cancer, 800-315-9580
    31 Beta Ct., Suite C, San Ramon, 94583
    Non-profit electronics recycling organization. FREE. Open Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm. Closed on Sunday. No appointments necessary.




It is illegal to dispose of universal waste with regular trash.  Universal waste includes Household Batteries, Fluorescent Bulbs, Mercury Thermometers and many Electronic Devices (including but not necessarily limited to: Computers, Printers, Microwave Ovens, VCR's, Radios, Cordless Telephones, Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines).  Residents and small businesses can dispose of batteries and florescent tubes/bulbs at our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in Martinez.  For more information please visit www.centralsan.org or call 1-800-646-1431.  For electronic disposal please visit our Electronic Recycling page.

Local recycling/reuse options available for the various universal waste types:

On-Call Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Residents can recycle household batteries and fluorescent lights through San Ramon's On-Call Door-to-Door Household Hazardous Waste program. Please call 1-800HHW-PKUP (800-449-7587) or e-mail atyourdoor@wm.com to schedule a pick-up.

Disposal of Batteries

Some retail stores which sell household batteries will also take them back for recycling at no charge. See this link for a list of Contra Costa County retailers who provide free household battery recycling.

These are private, voluntary programs. They are not sponsored by the City. Please contact the store to confirm that the program is still in place and to inquire about any guidelines or restrictions. These stores accept small quantities of batteries from residents, but do not accept large quantities of batteries from other businesses.



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