Vdovichenko Denis / Shutterstock.com iPods and MP3 Players Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Recycle with E-Waste Vdovichenko Denis / 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. Never Throw in the Garbage MP3 players contain metals that are toxic to the environment when not properly processed, so don’t throw them in the garbage. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy Recycling Program Best Buy accepts MP3 players and many other home electronics for free recycling. They accept up to three items per day from each household. They also offer a trade-in program for high value electronics. Find a location here. Apple Recycling Program Apple runs a refurbishing and recycling program for unwanted iPods and other Apple products. Mail in your iPod to be recycled, or bring it into an Apple retail location. Find out more. You will be given store credit for qualifying devices. Staples Recycling Services Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including MP3 players, desktop computers, tablets, monitors and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples. HP Hardware Recycling HP accepts MP3 players and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling. Request a mail-back label here. Microsoft Recycling Program Visit any Microsoft store location to recycle old devices or game consoles. Qualifying electronics will be given a trade-in offer. Find out how to trade-in or recycle your item in person or online here.