Electronic waste (E-waste) — unwanted computers, televisions, printers and other electronics — may contain lead, copper, other heavy metals or toxic substances that are harmful in a landfill. That is why it is illegal to put these items in your trash or recycling carts.
E-waste includes items like:
Long Beach residents can dispose of their e-waste properly, for free, using one of the following options:
- Permanent E-waste Collection Centers
Corner of 28th & California
in Signal Hill (Enter on 28th)
Second and Fourth Saturday of each month
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Local weekend E-Waste Collection Events
- Regional City Sponsored E-waste Collection Event (Environmental Services Bureau)
- Cell Phone Recycling Centers
Additional E-waste Drop-off Locations:E-waste is accepted at two LB Conservation Corp. locations on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, 10am-2pm, FREE of charge:
- Conservation Corp of Long Beach, 340 Nieto Ave., Long Beach 90814
- CCLB Environmental Education Center, 3251 E. 19th St., Signal Hill 90755
Note: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to a collection site. Residents are limited to a total of 6 pieces of electronic waste per visit to a S.A.F.E. Center.
Items that are NOT considered e-waste: Refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers or other "bulky" items. For these items, arrange a SPECIAL REFUSE COLLECTION.
Goodwill is a state authorized collector of electronic-waste. PLEASE NOTE: Goodwill will accept TVs and computer monitors, keyboards and towers ONLY. For more information call 562-435-7741 or go to goodwillsolac.org