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.).

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.