Where may I dispose of electronic waste (e-waste)?
“E-waste” is the popular name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life, and includes computers, televisions, VCRs, fax machines, and stereos. Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) found in most televisions and computer monitors contain approximately 5 to 7 pounds of lead, a hazardous material, which requires special handling. Therefore, computer monitors, televisions, and other electronic equipment should not be disposed in the trash. It is recommended that unwanted electronic items in good working condition be donated to your local thrift store or other charitable organization.

Free disposal of non-operational electronic waste is available at the City of Poway’s Household Hazardous Waste every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the facility is closed on weekdays and Saturdays preceding or following a major holiday.) The facility is located in the city’s Materials Handling Yard located at 12325 Crosthwaite Circle, off Stowe Drive, east of Community Road in the South Poway Business Park. Residents are encouraged to combine delivery of e-waste with their next trip to the household hazardous waste facility to dispose of unwanted paints, solvents, automotive fluids, auto batteries, and other unused household toxins.

A special AB 939 fee appears on the monthly EDCO residential trash bills, which is passed through to the city to fund its household hazardous waste and e-waste disposal programs. The Regional Solid Waste Association (RSWA) assumed the operation of the Poway permanent HHW collection facility in July 2000. The City of Poway has realized a significant savings in HHW disposal costs under the contract RSWA entered into with EDCO Waste and Recycling Services and its subcontractor, to provide HHW management services at a fixed cost.

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