The best recycling of electronics is reuse. However, when that is not possible, recycling is recommended, but always proper disposal. Electronic waste contains lead and other toxic materials and California law prohibits dumping of this waste in land fills. The dumping of computer monitors and television sets is already prohibited. California law prohibits disposal of batteries into the trash. Instead take these materials to a State certified Collector/Recycler.
Here is a partial list of banned materials most applicable to the flea market:
A complete list of materials banned from the trash at the California Integrated Waste Management Board web site.
RecycleWorks (San Mateo County)
ReduceWaste (Santa Clara County)
The following are recyclers in the local area who accept electronic waste for recycling. Be sure the check the hours and policy for a recycler before taking your materials over there.
16290 Railroad Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
GreenCitizen - "Recycling Electronics for a Cleaner Future"2500 W El Camino Real, Suite D
Mountain View, CA 94040
(additional locations in Sunnyvale, San Jose and other Bay Area cities)
ENVIRONMENTAL LOGISTIC MANAGEMENT & ASSET RECOVERY SERVICES CORPORATION877.ELMARS1 (877-356-2771)
45461 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, Ca 94538
(call for pick up or drop off locations)
[Computers & Education] Computer Recycling Center888-887-3372
[Drop-off events staged at business locations in Santa Clara County]
2516 Seaboard Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131
(drop offs 24 hours or call for pick up)
EMC - California Electronic Waste Management Company800-EWaste5
18940 S. Santa Fe Ave
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)They accept used batteries and fluorescent light bulbs for recycling.
Frys ElectronicsThey accept used batteries for recycling.