Satellite Dishes Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains 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. Never Throw in the Garbage All electronics contain hazardous waste. Don’t throw them away because they can leach toxic chemicals into the environment. Consider Professional Removal Satellite dishes are often mounted in locations that are hard to access. If you can’t safely remove the dish from the roof yourself, hire a professional to do it. Alternative Ways to Recycle Return to the Service Provider Contact the provider for your satellite dish to see if they have a refurbishing or recycling program for their equipment. Drop off DISH equipment at Best Buy for recycling, or ship it to them via UPS. Visit DIRECTV to learn recycling options for their equipment. Staples’ Take Back Program Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including fax machines, desktop computers, tablets, printers and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples. Ways to Reuse Upcycle It If you can’t return or recycle your satellite dish, upcycle it! Check out these ideas to get started.