Electronic Waste

All electronics listed below are accepted daily at the
Yolo County Central Landfill free of charge.Electronic Waste

        • Televisions
        • Computer Monitors
        • CPUs
        • Keyboards
        • Typewriters
        • Cell Phones
        • Fax Machines
        • Stereos
        • VCR / DVD Players
        • PDAs / Laptops
        • Electronic Games

CRT Components
Televisions and Computer Monitors contain a cathode ray tube (CRT). A CRT in a TV or monitor can contain from ~1.5 to 6 pounds of lead. Lead is a toxic substance that can potentially contaminate our water if lead-containing products are disposed of in landfills.

Additional Information and Resources

Visit the following websites for information regarding mailing in your computers for recycling:
      IBM and the Environment 
      HP Product Return and Recycling

If you have questions regarding the management of CRT hazardous waste, contact DTSC at (916) 324-8286. 
For more information on electronics recycling and CRT regulations, visit the following websites:
      CalRecycle - Electronic Product Management
      Dept. of Toxic Substances Control - Electronic Waste
      Electronics Recycling Central

REDUCE

Lease electronic equipment. 
    
This option allows purchasers who want up-to-date products to return the old 
    equipment to the vendor for upgrades or for credits towards new products.

Consider product attributes before purchasing electronic equipment.
Choose products that have:    Easy upgrading ability
                                            Reduced toxic content (i.e. reduced lead, mercury)
                                            Longer life expectancy

REUSE

Repair products to extend lifespan.

Donate old equipment to schools, nonprofits and charitable organizations. 
    Some organizations will accept nonworking equipment to repair for resale or to 
    refurbish other systems.
RECYCLE
Electronics recycling is still a new industry.
    
Check your local yellow pages under: Computer Dealers-Used and Recycled; 
    Environmental and Ecological Services; Recycling Equipment and Services; 
    Scrap Metals; Waste Disposal-Hazardous; or Waste Disposal, 
    Reduction and Recycling.

For more Recycling and Waste Disposal information:

City of Davis: (530) 757-5686
City of West Sacramento: (916) 617-4589
City of Winters: (530) 795-2820 ext. 115
City of Woodland: (530) 406-5109
UC Davis: (530) 752-7456
Yolo County: (530) 666-8856

Disclaimer
Yolo County is dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to its constituents so that solid wastes can be managed in accordance with all applicable laws and policies. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of laws and policies pertaining to the management of electronic product discards, Yolo County cannot guarantee that organizations listed as resources within this Web site are in full compliance with applicable rules. The scope of these organizations’ activities may change without the County’s knowledge. The inclusion or exclusion of an organization from these lists does not constitute an endorsement of that organization’s regulatory status or environmental performance. Yolo County does not guarantee that organizations listed here will accept electronic product discards. Because Yolo County has no control over the sites and resources listed here, the County is not responsible or liable for any content, services, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Yolo County shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.