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Recycle with E-Waste

An estimated 50 million tons of E-Waste is produced each year! It is illegal to dispose of these materials in our landfills, or our trash cans. Examples of -waste includes televisions, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, and tablets.

Please help the City of Oceanside recycle Electronic Waste. It is easy with the following enhanced services:

  • Schedule a Curbside Pick-up: Residents can schedule curbside collection of up to five e-waste items three times annually. To schedule a free e-waste pick up, call Waste Management’s Customer Service line at least 24 hours in advance of your pick up day. Call (760) 439-2824.
  • E-waste may also be dropped off at Waste Management’s buyback center at 2880 Industry Street, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm (closed 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm for lunch) at no charge. Proof of Oceanside residency is required.

Remove Batteries First

Remove the batteries from the camera before disposing of the camera as e-waste. Find out how to dispose of batteries.


Digital and Non-Digital Cameras Are E-Waste

Digital and non-digital cameras are e-waste and cannot be thrown in the trash. Bring to an e-waste recycler.


Recycle Disposable Cameras

Drop off these cameras at any center that develops the film off of these cameras; they will recycle them for you. They can also go in the trash unlike analogue and digital cameras.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Commodity Resource & Environmental, INC.

Consider mailing in any unwanted single use cameras to Commodity Resource & Environmental, who have recycled over 1.5 million cameras since 1999. They will pay for shipping. Find out more.


Canon Consumer Products Recycling Program

Canon offers a recycling program for certain consumer products; check if they accept your product by typing its name in the finder.

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HP Hardware Recycling

HP will accept cameras and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling. Request a mail-back label here.


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back old cameras and other home electronics for free; they also offer a buy back program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location here.


Staples' Take Back Program

Staples offers free, in-store recycling for your unwanted electronics, including desktop computers, cameras, monitors, printers, and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.