It is illegal to put computer monitors or televisions in the trash. The cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and some metals in these units are considered toxic waste and require special processing.
If you don't know of an individual or organization that wants your used equipment, you will need to bring it to a household hazardous waste facility for disposal. This service is currently offered free of charge to City of Escondido residents at the household hazardous waste facilities in Escondido, Vista, and Poway. There is a limit of five CRT units per customer and no limit for non-CRT items (CPUs, printers, etc.).
FREE E-waste & Shred Events
Scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon two Saturdays in 2023
at Emmanuel Faith Community Church , 639 E 17th Ave.,
parking Lot E, entrance off of Encino Drive.
Schedule for June 15, 2024 & October 26,2024
Did you know?
You can take your e-waste to the following two Goodwill Donation Stores:
Goodwill Donation Storefront 1815A Centre City Pkwy
(located in the Major Market shopping center next to Rite Aid. Call 760-755-7029 for store hours.
Goodwill Clearance Center 1996 Don Lee Pl
Call 760-755-7138 for store hours.
For paper shredding there are many options in Escondido including UPS and Postal Annex stores.
You can also take your e-waste and other household hazardous waste to one of our Saturday events at Escondido Disposal. See information below.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities
City of Escondido residents can use the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal site operated by Escondido Disposal free of charge, located at 1044 West Washington Avenue in Escondido. The facility is open two Saturdays per month, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and appointments are required.
Call 760-745-3203 to schedule an appointment or visit Escondido Disposal online for additional information.
If you prefer, you can also use the household hazardous waste sites located in Vista and Poway. These sites are open Saturdays and do not require appointments. For more information on either of these locations, please visit Poway Household Waste Facility