Small Appliances Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Contains Mercury 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 Small appliances are made from dangerous materials, such as freon, chlorofluorocarbons and mercury. Don’t throw them away because they can leach toxic chemicals into the environment. Medical Devices Are E-Waste Any medical device that is battery powered or that plugs in is an appliance and should be disposed of as e-waste. If the item contains a sharp, a medication, or is otherwise contaminated, it should be disposed of as medical waste. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will take back fans, vacuums and other home electronics for free. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Best Buy also offers a buyback program for more desired electronics. Find a location here. Ways to Reuse Still Working? Sell It Consider selling appliances in working condition on platforms such as eBay, Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace. You’ll extend the life of your appliance and save some money as well. Donate to Thrift Stores Extend the life of working appliances by dropping them off at a thrift shop that accepts them or giving them away. Did You Know? Absence of Small Appliance Takeback Programs Electronics and small appliances are sold at most box stores, yet few of them offer takeback programs for small appliances. Walmart, Sam’s Club and Target did not have any small appliance takeback programs as of 2015. Best Buy is one of the few shops to take back certain small and large appliances.