18351 Eddy Street Unit B Northridge, CA 91325

California Recycles Is Open and Ready for

FREE E-Waste Drop Off

Do you have unused electronic equipment, batteries, or light bulbs? Visit California Recycles and make use of our free e-waste drop-off service.


California Recycles’ E-Waste Drop Off Service

Everybody knows that electronic waste shouldn’t go in the regular trash, but then what do you do with it? For many, broken computers and old light bulbs just sit in a closet to gather dust, but it doesn’t have to be this way. If you live in Southern California, why not visit California Recycles and make use of our e-waste drop-off service? Our center in Northridge is open for e-waste drop-off from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded).

There are many reasons to bring us your unused electronics. First, you avoid our pickup fee, saving you at least $100. You reclaim space that is being taken up by broken and unused equipment. And of course, you will be working for the betterment of the environment. Our staff work hard to recycle e-waste, ensuring that any reusable materials are extracted and that any hazardous materials are disposed of properly. This keeps waste and pollutants out of the environment, making a better world for us all.

We accept a wide variety of electronic equipment for recycling. Many items we can take for free, but for some items, we do charge a fee. Please review the lists below to ensure there are no surprise fees when you come to drop off your recycling.

What We Accept

Our free e-waste drop-off service accepts many items, including what’s in the list below.


Desktop computers, laptops, and game systems.

Computer components

Disk drives, optical drives, memory, motherboards, video and sound cards, and flash drives.

Copiers and oversized copiers

Display screens

Computer monitors and DLP televisions.

Rechargeable batteries

Laptop and phone batteries, UPS batteries

Networking equipment

Modems, switches and routers, and servers.

Mobile devices

Cell phones, smartphones, tablets, MP3 players

Electric motors

AC/DC motors and transformers (not liquid-filled)

Cables and wires

Power cords, adapters, USB cables, power bars

Medical Equipment

Some items we accept with a fee.

Electronic toys


Fans and lamps


Small appliances







Small refrigerators /freezers:


Large refrigerators /freezers:


Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors


Exercise Equipment

Exercise Equipment


Alkaline batteries


Mixed media


Mixed lightbulbs

$5/per item

VCR and DVD players

VCR and DVD players


Satellite dishes


Scanners and fax machines



All printers and large plotters


What We Do Not Accept

Unfortunately, we cannot accept all kinds of waste. You must take these items to specialized facilities for recycling and disposal.

Hazardous waste

Including chemicals, oils, paints, and pressurized canisters (such as spray paint).

Biological and medical waste

Such as sharps, medications, and hygiene supplies.

Broken light bulbs and lamps

Non-functioning bulbs are acceptable, but broken glass is too dangerous to handle.

Mercury-containing equipment

Questions about Our Free E-Waste Drop Off?

Do you have something that you want to recycle, but it doesn’t appear on the lists above? Please contact us, and we’ll let you know if we can accept it at our recycling center.

Reach Us

Recycling & E-Waste Center in Los Angeles

Monday Through Friday

9 AM to 3 PM PST

18351 Eddy Street Unit B Northridge, CA 91325

(818) 886-0800

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