It is illegal to put computer monitors or televisions in the trash. The cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and some metals in these units are considered toxic waste and require special processing.
If you don't know of an individual or organization that wants your used equipment, you will need to bring it to a household hazardous waste facility for disposal. This service is currently offered free of charge to City of Escondido residents at the household hazardous waste facilities in Escondido, Vista, and Poway. There is a limit of five CRT units per customer and no limit for non-CRT items (CPUs, printers, etc.).
Our next FREE E-waste & Shred Event
Saturday, September 25, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Faith Community Church, 639 E. 17th Ave., Escondido
Event will be located in parking lot E, right off of Felicita Ave. & the corner of Encino Dr.
Shredding: Limit two (2) bankers boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per household.
E-Waste: Acceptable items include computers, monitors, central processing units (CPUs), laptops,
computer components, printers, scanners, fax machines, VCRs, radios, cell phones.
Free Mulch: Available for Escondido residents (while supplies last)! This is a
self-serve, self-loading, and self-haul service, so please bring your own cans/bags, gloves and shovel.
Limit of 3 cans/bags per vehicle. If you plan to haul your mulch in an open truck or trailer, please remember
to bring a tarp to cover your material.
Did you know?
You can take your e-waste to the following 2 Goodwill Donation Stores:
Goodwill Donation Storefront 1815A Centre City Pkwy
(located in the Major Market shopping center next to Rite Aid. Call 760-755-7029 for store hours)
Goodwill Clearance Center 1996 Don Lee Pl
Call 760-755-7138 for store hours
You can also take your e-waste and other household hazardous waste to one of our Saturday events at Escondido Disposal. See information below.
For paper shredding there are many options in Escondido including UPS and Postal Annex stores.
Questions? Call the Recycling Hotline at 760-839-6216.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities
City of Escondido residents can use the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Site operated by Escondido Disposal, located at 1044 West Washington Avenue in Escondido. The facility is open two Saturdays per month, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and appointments are required.
Call 760-745-3203 to schedule an appointment or visit Escondido Disposal online for additional information.
If you prefer, you can also use the household hazardous waste sites located in Vista and Poway. These sites are open most Saturdays and do not require appointments. For additional information, download our flyer or visit the following web pages:
You can also take your electronic waste to the Goodwill Donation Storefront at 1815 Centre City Pkwy (in the Major Market/Trader Joe's shopping center). (760) 755-7029.