The Electronics Flea Market tentatively resumes on March 10, 2024. The planned location (directions) is parking lot 3 at West Valley College in Saratoga:
West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, California 95070
The hours are from 6:00AM until 12:00 Noon. Please observe a quiet time before 8:00AM.
Please consider COVID-19 safety measures.
[Check this page for updates before attending these events in case of scheduling changes.]
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 materials banned from the trash and recycling bins at the flea market:
A complete list of materials banned from the trash at the California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) web site.
RecycleWorks (San Mateo County)
ReduceWaste (Santa Clara County)
Household Hazardous Waste Program (Santa Clara County) - county residents can make appointments to drop off Hazardous Waste, including eWaste.
Find an approved Electronics Recycler
Recycle Stuff a multi-county search engine to find places to take your recyclable stuff.
Call 2 Recycle Use the Call 2 Recycle locator service to find a local drop off for rechargeable batteries and used cell phones.
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.
Note that many of these recyclers have eliminated drop-off locations and may now charge fees. This is due in part to the drop in value of recycled material's.
Recology Mountain View935 Terra Bella Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Mountain View residents only, also accepts electronic waste. Call for details)
Leo Recycle215 Leo Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.
(Accepts electronic waste for a fee. Call for details)
Goodwill of Silicon Valley (San Jose)950 N. 7th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(Accepts all electronic waste at no charge.)
Bay Counties Waste Services (Smart Station) (Sunnyvale)301 Carl Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
(Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto residents only. No charge associated with electronics)
GreenCitizen - “Recycling Electronics for a Cleaner Future”[drop off center]
1831 Bayshore Highway, Suite 2
Burlingame, CA 94010
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
(Some items free to recycle: TV’s, Cell Phone, Monitors, Laptops, tablets, etc. Other items 75¢/lb)
TDR Electronic Recycling LLC738 105th Ave.
Oakland, Ca. 94603
Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm, Sat: 10am – 2pm, Sun: closed
(accepts most electronics and small appliances, free drop-off, call to confirm acceptable items)
[Computers & Education] Computer Recycling Center[Serving San Francisco and most of the SF Bay Area]
[business pickup only for reusable computers, tablets, cell phones, computer parts, drive, cables, chargers, etc.]
707-570-1600 (message only)
(acceptable items include: computers, cell phones, and computer parts. They try to reuse before recycling. Call to confirm acceptable items.)
Best Buy RecyclingThey accept drop off of most electronic items for recycling for free (personal items of local residents). Fees may be charged for large appliances and TVs. They offer haul-away service for larger items. Check the web site for details.
Lowes Stores Store LocatorThey accept CFLs, rechargeable batteries, and plastic bags. Use the link to find nearby store(s) for recycling. Contact the store to confirm they recycle your item(s) at that store.
Home Depot Store LocatorThey accept CFLs and rechargeable batteries. Use the link to find nearby stores. Contact the store to confirm they recycle your item(s) at that store.
Ace Hardware Store LocatorThey accept used batteries and fluorescent light bulbs for recycling.