Electronics Recycling: How to Safely Dispose of, Donate, or Recycle Electronics

In our technologically advanced society, new and improved devices tend to surface on an annual basis. Once products become obsolete, they are usually replaced by their more modern versions and disposed of. The manner in which they are disposed of is important as simply throwing them away can have significant environmental impacts. The good news is, is that there are several ways to get rid of electronics that can be both environmentally and economically sound. Here are three easy and efficient ways to dispose of your old electronics.

Manufacture Take-Backs

Some electronics manufacturers have gone through the application process to be involved in the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Payment System. Californians can take advantage of manufacturer take-backs by searching for CEW-approved businesses in the Directory of Approved Collectors and Recyclers of Covered Electronic Waste.

E-waste Recycling

Going through the proper e-waste recycling channels is one of the most environmentally beneficial ways of disposing of old electronics. Partnering with specialty e-waste recyclers ensures that your dated equipment is safely recycled in the most effective manner possible.


Reselling can give usable devices and equipment a second life with other owners. Some consumers choose to resell their electronics on a multitude of platforms including eBay, Craigslist, Offer Up, various Facebook marketplace groups, and donation. These platforms can be accessed online or via mobile applications. Donating your electronics to local used product facilities can also allow others to benefit from those goods before they become unusable.

For more information about how to properly dispose of your outdated or used electronic devices, please call Cal Micro Recycling at 909.572.1661.