Electronics Recycling–Getting Rid of E-Waste

One of the problems we face in our daily lives is what to do with the broken or obsolete electronics gear that we accumulate. In most cities it cannot be properly disposed of in regular collection containers.  
Petaluma has conducted several electronics recycling events, the most recent being in January of this year. At that time, accumulated E-waste totalling over 40,000 lbs was collected from businesses and residents of Petaluma.

The City of Petaluma is sponsoring another E-Waste collection event on July 18th and 19th at the Community Center…
Free recycling of computers, monitors, TVs, FAX, stereo equipment, more! 9AM–3PM
E-Waste 003 I can advise from personal experience that the people runnning the program are extremely efficient at unloading the gear. You won’t be there very long! Please note that they will not accept batteries, fluorescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs.
However, GreenWaste will accept small batteries for recycling if you put them in a zip-lock bag and place it on top of your blue recycling can.
  • If you are unable to take advantage of the July Recycling event, the City is sponsoring another one at the Community Center on Devember 14th and 15th.
  • If you can’t make the July or November dates for the City program,, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency will be running an E-Waste Electronics event at the Petaluma Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds on October 10th and 11th.


  • To find out what happens to the electronics gear picked up by Universal Waste Management, go to its Web Site.
  • Information on the upcoming recycling  event also may be found on the City of Petaluma Web Site by Clicking Here 




4 thoughts on “Electronics Recycling–Getting Rid of E-Waste

  1. Frank How can we be sure that our E-waste isn’t ending up in Africa or S.E. Asia, where people without any protection are gathering precious metals and other substances from our trash? They are doing so at great personal risk from the hazardous materials they are working with.

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