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 Cal Recycle.
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.
GreenCitizen - "Recycling Electronics for a Cleaner Future"2500 W El Camino Real, Suite D
Mountain View, CA 94040
(more drop-off locations)
Computer Recycling Center888-887-3372
[Drop-off events staged at business locations in Santa Clara County]
Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH)They accept used batteries and fluorescent light bulbs for recycling.
Frys ElectronicsThey accept used batteries for recycling.