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Electronic Waste

Drop off available Thursdays, 12 - 5 PM, and Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM. No appointment is needed!  Please see staff at the front door before unloading. To maintain safety for all parties, all unloading must be performed by the customer, staff will not be able to assist.

 All customers must log their drop-off by completing the link below. A $5 donation is requested in order to help us continue offering this collection program to the community.

Did you know that E-waste only represents about 2% of the waste in America's landfills, but equals around 70% of the overall toxic waste? This toxic waste can eventually pollute our groundwater supply.

To process e-waste Solana Center partners with Urban Corps - a local nonprofit that provides job training and educational opportunities to struggling youth ages 18-26 years old in the San Diego area. Urban Corps transports the electronic waste that you drop off to Gold’n West Surplus Inc., a large-scale electronic recycler in Corona, CA who processes 4 million pounds of e-waste per month. They are in line with the strictest industry standards and EPA regulations including ISO1400, OHSAS18001, and R-2 certifications to sustainably recycle E-waste while also protecting the environment and their workers. Solana Center accepts certain types of electronic waste, light bulbs, and batteries for recycling at our main office, located at 137 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas. View our office hours or contact us to make an appointment

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy by keeping this toxic hazardous waste out of our landfills and groundwater.

Electronic Waste

Solana Center has partnered with Urban Corps of San Diego to accept e-waste for recycling!

Learn More about E-Waste Recycling

Accepted Items

Solana Center accepts the following e-waste:

  • Appliances - small (blenders, fans, microwaves, electronic razors)
  • Cameras (film, digital, antique, etc.)
  • Cell phones, iPods, tablet, iPads
  • Chargers and cords
  • Christmas Lights
  • Computers and laptops
  • Computer accessories (mice, keyboards, etc)
  • External Hard Drives
  • Electronic toys and games
  • Fax machines
  • Landline phones and answering machines
  • LEDs
  • Monitors/flat panel display
  • MP3 players and CD players
  • Network Equipment (routers, modems, switchboards, etc.)
  • Radios
  • Small home or office printers
  • Speakers, stereos, radios (not wood)
  • Turn Tables
  • TVs
  • VCR, VHS, and DVD players
  • Video Game Systems
  • Walkie Talkies

*Please remove all sensitive data from devices before drop off. Solana Center takes no responsibility for the handling of personal information left on any device.*

Not Accepted Items 

Solana Center does not accept any of the following e-waste:

  • Any liquids or powders
  • Air conditioners
  • Carbon Monoxide or Smoke Detectors
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Freezers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Ink cartridges
  • Refrigerators
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Wet Cell Batteries
  • Heaters
  • Power tools
  • VHS tapes, CD's, floppy disks

Business E-Waste Pick Up

If you are trying to responsibly dispose of E-waste from your business Urban Corps has a free pick-up service! Click to learn more about the monthly Business E-waste pick-up.

Light Bulbs

Solana Center accepts compact fluorescent (CFL), LED, and other light bulbs for recycling. We do not accept incandescent light bulbs.

Learn More about Light Bulb Recycling


You can drop off your old batteries at Solana Center for recycling! To prepare your batteries for recycling, we recommend packaging used batteries in a plastic bag. For additional safety, tape over the contact points to prevent accidental shocks. Do not use duct tape for this.

Learn More about Battery Recycling


*NOTE: Solana Center does not accept Household Hazardous Waste. No medical waste drop-offs are allowed. Please visit the Vista Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility or Poway Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.