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Free E-Waste Drop-Off Event


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Twice a year, the City of Santa Barbara sponsors a free e-waste recycling event open to all area residents and businesses. E-waste is anything that runs on a plug or batteries. Next event:

Earl Warren Showgrounds
(Entrance on Calle Real)

Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th, 2018

8:30am - 4:00pm

What is accepted?

Rule of thumb: if it runs on batteries or a power cord, we take it (with just a few exceptions)*

-TVs of any kind (CRT, plasma, LCD, etc.)
-Computers; components & accessories ( monitor, keyboard, mice, cables, external hard drives**, etc.)
-Power supplies
-Stereos and accessories (speakers, cables)
-Microwave ovens
-Phones (mobile phones with batteries removed; landline phones plus cords)
-VCRs and DVD players
-Plugs and cables
-Other items: electric & battery-operated tools, vacuum cleaners, fans, light fixtures/lamps (remove bulbs), electronic toys/games, cameras, record players, hair dryers, radios, fax or copy machines
** All hard drives will be completely destroyed and recycled according to FACTA Standards.


Batteries of any kind; take them to a battery store or Downtown Recycling Center
Fluorescent light bulbs (long tubes or curly), take to Downtown Recycling Center or County Transfer Station
Large Appliances (washer, dryer, fridge, oven): call MarBorg for your free bulky item pickup, take to MarBorg C&D Facility or County Transfer Station.
Printer cartridges - take to the Post Office (free mail-in), Downtown Recycling Center, or area office stores
Media (DVD, cassette tapes, CD, vinyl, floppy disk), take to Downtown Recycling Center