The following electronics often contain heavy metals like lead, cadmium, copper, and chromium:
- Cell phones
- Compact disc players
- Microwave ovens
- Stereo equipment
- Televisions and computer monitors
Local Disposal Options for Electronics
- Electronic items (including cell phones) are accepted at DG Global, Inc. at 875 Jarvis Drive in Morgan Hill. Call 408-320-1560 if you are not sure if they will accept your item. Please be aware that there is a charge to drop off some consumer electronics due to disposal costs.
- Morgan Hill Recycling at 16290 Railroad Avenue in Morgan Hill also accepts electronic waste. Call them at 408-258-5470 to see if they accept your item and if there will be a charge to drop it off.
- Call the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste program at 408-299-7300.
- Any retailer that sells cell phones is required by law to accept and recycle old cell phones.
Local Options for TV's & Computer Monitors
- Bring them to the San Martin Transfer Station at 14070 Llagas Avenue, San Martin. There is a fee; call 408-842-3358 for more information.
- Bring them to DG Global, Inc., a California Certified E-Waste collector, at 875 Jarvis Drive in Morgan Hill. Here is a complete list of items that they accept.
- Bring them to Morgan Hill Recycling at 16290 Railroad Avenue in Morgan Hill. Call 408-258-5470 for pricing.