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.)
-Stereos and accessories (speakers, cables)
-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.
*EXCEPTIONS/ WHAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
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