E-Waste 101

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:

  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Hair dryers
  • Scanners/Printers
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • DVD, CD or VCR players
  • Other computer peripherals
  • Radios
  • Alarm clocks
  • Mice & Keyboards

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