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Recycle Your Electronic Waste for Free With Orange County

Originally Published by Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division

In addition to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal, residents of unincorporated Orange County can recycle their electronic waste free of charge. What is electronic waste? Electronic devices that no longer work or are unwanted. An item is considered electronic if it contains a circuit board.

Why not just throw it in the garbage? Electronics often contain harmful components such as lead and mercury and need proper disposal. Precious metals found in electronics can be recycled, which helps to save energy and natural resources, and reduce pollution.

What can I bring? Examples of electronic waste that are accepted in the program include:

  • Computers

  • Monitors

  • Flat screen TVs (rear-projection TVs are not accepted)

  • Printers

  • Fax machines

  • VCRs

  • Cell phones

  • DVD players

  • Stereos


Orange County Landfill 5901 Young Pine Road Monday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

McLeod Road Transfer Station 5000 L.B. McLeod Road Wednesdays & Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Remember...items often confused for electronic waste but are not accepted in the program include:

  • Lamps

  • Household appliances (vacuum cleaners, irons)

  • Kitchen appliances (microwaves, coffee makers, toasters)

  • Cords and wires

  • Video games

  • Fans

  • Power tools (gas, battery, or electric)

These types of items should be disposed of as garbage or reused.

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