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Recycle Electronic Waste, Batteries, and Lightbulbs at Solana Center

Solana Center's e-waste program is BACK with new self-serve procedures! Drop off is available on Thursdays, 12 - 5 PM and Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM. Please follow all instructions at the drop-off station.

Solana Center accepts some electronic waste, light bulbs, and batteries for recycling at our main office, located at 137 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas. Please consider making a $3 donation with your e-waste drop off to help us fund the program.  View our office hours or contact us to make an appointment.

Electronic Waste

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

Solana Center accepts the following e-waste:

  • Computers and laptops
  • Computer monitors, mice, and keyboards
  • MP3 players and CD players
  • VCR and DVD players
  • Cell phones and landline phones
  • Small home or office printers
  • Fax machines 
  • TVs
  • Radios
  • Electronic toys and games
  • Photo and video cameras

Learn More about E-Waste Recycling

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, Package used batteries in a plastic bag. For added safety, tape over the contact points to prevent accidental shocks. Do not use duct tape for this.

Learn More about Battery Recycling