Recycling Specifics

Learn what we can and cannot accept for recycling.

We accept different types of items at different events, be sure to check our event page to see upcoming collection events!

Electronics: what we can and cannot recycle


Devices with Screens

  • Televisions
  • CRT Monitors
  • Flat Screen/LCD Panels
  • Plasma Screens
  • Rear Projection Televisions
  • Laptops
  • Smart phones
  • Tablets
  • E-readers

Office Equipment

  • Computers or CPU’s
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Digital Adding Machines
  • Digital Calculators
  • Fax Machines
  • Network/Server Equipment
  • Hard Drives
  • Circuit Boards

Cell Phones and LAN Line Phones

Digital Cameras


Video Game Consoles



Small Electronic Waste

  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Network Cables
  • Power Cables
  • Computer Cords
  • Remote Controllers
  • Chargers
  • Extension Cords
  • Headphones
  • Flash Drives
  • Peripherals
  • Digital Clocks

Stereo Equipment

  • Speakers
  • Radios
  • Tape and CD Players
  • Recorders
  • Phonographs
  • iPods
  • Smart Watches

Telephonic Equipment like Walkie Talkies


Robotic Vacuums


Not Accepted

Batteries (except what is already in a device) of any kind

Lights/Light Bulbs of any kind


Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Small Appliances without a circuit board:

  • Fans
  • Coffee Makers
  • Vacuums
  • Hair Straighteners or Curlers
  • Electric Razors or Toothbrushes

Freon Appliances

  • Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, etc.

Large Appliances

  • Stoves or Heaters
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines or Dryers
  • Ceiling Fans or Lighting Hardware

Media Materials

  • CDs or Casette Tapes
  • DVDs or BluRay Discs
  • VHS Tapes or Floppy Disks
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Mattresses: what we can and cannot recycle


Clean and dry mattresses of all sizes

Clean and dry futon mattresses

Clean and dry box springs

Chuy and James move mattresses at our Novato office

Not Accepted

Items that are wet, heavily soiled, or infested with bedbugs

Air mattresses, car beds, or mattress pads/toppers

Cushions, pillows, or sleeping bags

Infants’ products like strollers or cribs

Sofa beds, roll-away beds, or water beds

Oil filters: what we can and cannot recycle


Drained oil filters

Not Accepted

Any kind of oil

Tires: what we can and cannot recycle


Tires under 4′ (48″) in diameter

Tires with rims

Tires without rims

Up to nine tires

Recycling Events

Not Accepted

Tires larger than 4′ (48″) in diameter

 Tires with debris or filling (concrete, styrofoam, etc.)

Vehicle parts

Tires roped or chained together

Ten or more tires

Tires infested with insects or other critters

Still have questions? Email us at [email protected] and we will answer your questions as soon as possible!