urbanbuzz / Shutterstock.com Cameras Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Recycle with E-Waste urbanbuzz / Shutterstock.com 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. 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.