E-Waste Recycling Options
Free curbside recycling of all electronics and metal appliances is now available in the City of Napa with the RECYCLE MORE program!
It is illegal to dispose of E-Waste in the trash – please recycle!
The NAPA RECYCLING & COMPOSTING FACILITY accepts e-waste and metal appliances FREE 7 days a week!
820 Levitin Way, off Hwy 29 & Tower Rd, 255-5200
Open everyday from 8am-4pm
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT: computers, modems, keyboards, printers, scanners, cables, mouses
TELEVISIONS, COMPUTER MONITORS & FLAT SCREENS
OFFICE EQUIPMENT: telephones, fax machines & copiers (please remove toner cartridges – see below for dropoff sites)
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS: cell phones, VCRs, tape players, stereo equipment, radios, CDs, power cords, etc.
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES: microwaves, blenders, food processors, toasters, fans, vacuums, coffee makers, Christmas light strands, etc.
Large metal appliances can also be dropped off for free recycling.
Hazardous/toxic materials, such as paints, solvents, used oil, smoke detectors, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs, are not accepted. Our Recycle Guide has options for these items. In particular, many smoke detectors contain a trace amount of radioactive material and are not accept in the recycling or trash – they must be returned to the manufacture for proper recycling. Here is the list of manufacturer addresses for return.
Napa Recycling will also pick up e-waste from your home or business. This is free with the City’s Recycle More program, and available for a small fee in the NCRWS service area – please call 255-5200 for details or to schedule a pickup.
Where else can I recycle e-waste?
Clover Flat Landfill
707-963-7988 – free dropoff of all e-waste
Goodwill Thrift Stores
Yountville Corp Yard
707-944-2988 – free dropoff of e-waste
Return to the manufacturer – check their website for details. You can also find a comprehensive guide to manufacturer and retailer takeback programs at PC Magazine’s Electronics Recycling Superguide.
Or, come to one of our upcoming free drop-off events, which are consistently among the largest in the country.
Where does Napa’s e-waste go? It’s transported to a certified facility in Fresno (at right), where it is carefully disassembled into different components (metals, plastic, glass, etc.). This material then goes to manufacturing facilities to be reprocessed into new products. Find out more at www.electronicrecyclers.com.
Working Computer Donations:
Help schools and non-profits by donating unwanted working computers. For more information, check out these local reusers:
Computer Recycling Center www.crc.org
Visit this link for instructions on how to erase your hard drive: www.crc.org/erase
Or, fix your cell phone or other electronic devices! Find free repair manuals at www.ifixit.com.
Cell Phones and Toner/Ink Cartridges: State law requires that all businesses selling cell phones must take them back for recycling – Click here to read the law. In addition, recycling companies pay schools for their collection of used cell phones and ink/toner cartridges. By recycling just one ink cartridge, a half gallon of oil is conserved! For more information, visit www.cartridgesforkids.com, www.recyclefree.com, www.escrip.com or www.envirosmart.org.
Participating Schools:Alta Heights Elementary 253-3671
American Canyon Middle School* 259-8592
Browns Valley Elementary 253-3761
Blue Oak School* 261-4500
Bel Aire Park Elementary* 253-3775
Calistoga Elementary* 942-4398
Calistoga Joint Unified School District* 942-4703
Carneros Elementary* 253-3466
Donaldson Way Elementary* 253-3524
First Christian* 253-7226
Harvest Middle School* 259-8866
Justin Siena High Ecology Club* 255-0950
McPherson Elementary* 253-3488
Napa High* 253-3711
Napa Valley Language Academy* 253-3678
New Technology High* 259-8557
Northwood Elementary* 253-3471
Phillips Edison Partnership School* 253-3481
Pueblo Vista Elementary* 253-3491
Redwood Middle School (only small cartridges) 253-3415
River School* 253-6813
St. John the Baptist* 224-8338
Salvador Elementary* 253-3476
Silverado Middle School 253-3688
Snow Elementary* 253-3666
Vichy Elementary* 253-3544
Vintage High* 253-3601
West Park Elementary* 253-3516
Yountville Elementary 253-3485
*These schools work with Cartridges for Kids, Recycle Free, eScrip or Enviro Smart and also accept cell phones, smart phones, laptops, iPods/MP3 players, GPS devices and CDs/DVDs for recycling. Accessories such as power cords, docking and charging stations must accompany the laptops, smart phones and other electronic devices.
Most toner & ink jet cartridges can be sent back to the manufacturer free of charge. They are also accepted at the following businesses:
Look for re-manufactured & refurbished cartridges
Healthquest Fitness Center: 3175 California Blvd., 254-7200
Goodwill: 1683 W. Imola Ave, 252-1197, www.gire.org
Staples: 3325 Jefferson St., 258-1490
Office Depot: 211 Soscol Ave., 258-0280
Cell phones and their batteries are accepted anywhere they are sold. Otherwise, donate cell phones to a school above or charity. Search for “cell phone donation” for an online list of options.
Electronic Media Recycling – CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, computer diskettes, VHS tapes, etc:
CDs/DVDs (including jewel cases), records and computer diskettes can be dropped off as e-waste at our facility, at some of the schools listed above or recycled as plastic in your blue cart. Please make sure to remove and recycle the paper liner notes or jackets separately. Remember, reusable CDs/DVDs can be dropped off at any thrift store and are also accepted for reuse with our Recycle More program.
VHS and cassette tapes will tangle our machinery and are not accepted for recycling in the blue cart. They are accepted in our Recycle More program and for drop off at our facility. Tapes also be reused/recycled through the following outlets:
Green Disk (800) 305-3475, www.greendisk.com
Or, reuse them at home – www.make-stuff.com/recycling/cd.html