Electronic & Universal Waste

Pick up of Electronic Waste and Universal Waste: Call Republic Services at 800-299-4898 (Wednesday pick-ups only) call at least one day prior to pick-up. You may also visit Republic Services website for additional information on electronic waste disposal.

Eligible items include computer monitors, television sets, TV/VCR combos; computer peripheral items (CPUs, mice, keyboards, printers and scanners) and personal electronics, (cell phones, radios, alarm clocks and hair dryers) - as well as bulky items such as large appliances, furniture and mattresses.

How to Dispose of E-Waste

  • Phone Republic Services at 800-299-4898 prior to placing items at the curb; inform them of what types of items are to be included (for example, 1 computer,1 printer, etc.).
  • Place items on the curb after noon on the day preceding collection. If items are not picked up, be sure to remove the items before 6 am the following day.
  • Label each item. Place a sticker or label on the item and mark it with your address (no need to include your name or phone number).

How to Dispose of Universal Waste

  • Universal waste is banned from the trash, so take it to an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Roundup or a S.A.F.E. Collection Center.
  • Universal waste items include:
    • Household batteries
    • Cell phone and hearing aid batteries
    • Electronic devices including:
    • Answering machines, microwaves, radios
    • Cell phones
    • Computers (CPU) and laptops
    • Flat and CRTs
    • Printers
    • Telephones and cordless phones
    • TVs and monitors
    • VCR's
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs and other mercury-containing lamps
    • Neon bulbs
    • Mercury-containing devices, including:
    • Counter weights and dampers
    • Dental amalgam
    • Novelty items
    • Pressure and vacuum gauges
    • Switches
    • Thermometer
    • Thermostats
    • Medical devices such as:
    • Dilators
    • Weighted tubing
    • Certain rubber flooring and gas flow regulators used in old residential gas meters
  • Visit the Call2recycle website to find more information on recycling cellular phones and rechargeable batteries. Protect your personal information by erasing all data before recycling your cell phone.
  • Use the locator to find a battery recycling location in the City of Alhambra.

Recycling Services Offered by Computer Manufacturers

Many computer manufacturers recycle old computer equipment (most at no charge) when purchasing a new computer through their online website or a qualified retailer. The following manufacturers offer a computer recycling program, trade-in and/or asset recovery services: