Alternative ways to recycle
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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.
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Never Throw in Garbage

Hoverboards are banned from the garbage because their batteries contain metals and corrosive chemicals that are toxic to the environment when not properly processed. All batteries need to must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Cause Fires

Hoverboards contain lithium-ion batteries that are sensitive and can start fires when put in the garbage or curbside recycling. Always dispose of rechargeable devices properly to keep sanitation workers safe.

Recalled Hoverboard?

Many hoverboards made before 2018 have been recalled. If you have a recalled hoverboard, contact the manufacturer for disposal instructions and further information. Otherwise, immediately dispose of it as a device containing a lithium-ion battery

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Recycle With Call2Recycle

Call2Recycle is a no-cost recycling program with collection sites all across the United States and Canada. They have locations that accept devices containing lithium-ion batteries. Find out more.

Drop Off or Pick-Up Services at All Green Electronics

All Green Electronics Recycling accepts hoverboards for recycling nationwide and has over 300 electronic recycling drop-off locations, as well as nationwide pick-up services. Find more information here. Learn more about your recycling options if you have a commercial hoverboard fleet.

Ways to Reduce

Buy Used

Rather than buying a new hoverboard, consider buying a gently-used one.

Ways to Reuse

Sell or Donate Your Old Hoverboard

Instead of throwing your old hoverboard away, try selling or donating it through Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

Did You Know?

Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on the Rise

Since lithium-ion batteries are sensitive to pressure and contact, they can cause truck or facility fires when accidentally thrown in the garbage or curbside recycling. One Brooklyn recycling facility recorded over 100 fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in 2021. Another lithium-ion battery fire burned down a public recycling center in San Carlos, California, causing $6.8 million in damages.