Electronic Waste

Electronic waste (e-waste) consists of broken or obsolete electronic products that may contain toxic materials such as lead, barium and mercury, and require special handling.

Examples of E-Waste

  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Microwave ovens
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • VCRs
  • Wireless phones

How To Dispose of E-Waste

  • It is recommended that unwanted electronic items in working order be donated. Goodwill Industries has partnered with Dell to accept all computers and computer related equipment and electronics (working and non-working) at no charge. A donation center is located in the Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 15 and Mira Mesa Boulevard. Residents can call toll-free, 1-888-4-GOODWILL or 1-866-48 REUSE (73873), or visit the Dell Reconnect website or Goodwill of San Diego County website to find other drop-off locations or retail stores.
  • For more outlets that collect specific types of electronic equipment for reuse or recycling, or for more information go to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Electronic Product Management directory.
  • All types of e-waste will be accepted from Poway households at the Poway HHW Collection Facility.