Electronic Waste at UCSB

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Electronic waste is illegal to discard in your landfill bin per Public Law 94-580, or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. UCSB offers special e-waste services because it cannot be disposed of in the trash or any other conventional waste stream. E-waste can be picked-up or deposited in designated locations throughout the UCSB Campus. ORANGE is the designated color at UCSB for e-waste.

What Is Considered e-waste?


Computer Equipment

  • Towers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Monitors

Handheld Devices

  • MP3 Players
  • Phones
  • Tablets


All types of batteries can be disposed of in the e-waste stream at UCSB.

  • Alkaline
  • Lithium ion
  • Nickel cadmium
  • Nickel metal hydride
  • Lead acid

Small Electronics

  • Cables
  • DVDs, CDs, and floppy discs
  • ...anything with a plug

Where Can I Dispose of e-waste?


Look For:

e-waste recycling bins