Since 2015, Civicorps has been partnering with Tri-Valley Recycling to collect E-waste and deliver it to their facilities, where it can be properly repurposed, reused or recycled. Our industry standard truck picks up E-waste from over 100 businesses and institutions every year. Our specialty is coming to businesses directly and collecting all the e-waste – not just the big, valuable items – making it really easy for businesses to properly dispose of harmful materials and preventing them from getting into our landfills and waterways.

We also have partnered with the City of Oakland, Union City and the City of Vallejo to fulfill E-waste collection during free disposal events. We also hold our own E-waste events to support our partners and for the general public. Our onsite collection and event services yield over 150 tons of E-waste per year that might otherwise wind up as landfill.

What is E-waste?

Any electronic devices that you would like to get rid of are potential E-waste. The devices can be in good condition, broken, or non-functioning. Electronic devices may be hazardous for you and the environment because they may contain: Lead, Mercury, Copper, Cadmium, Chromium, Zinc, and other heavy metals. Federal and State law requires that E-waste be discarded differently than traditional recycling, and in California, electronics are banned from going to the landfill.

We understand that recycling these items can be a hassle. Civicorps Recycling can help with our FREE E-waste Collections program. We offer convenient curbside pick-up from your business and also provide E-waste drop-off events hosted at locations throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

To Schedule an E-waste Pick-Up:

Or, please download the PDF and e-mail it to civicorpsewaste@cvcorps.org.

E-Collection Drop-Off events are easy to set up and a great way to promote your business as a socially responsible, “green” business! If you are interested in hosting an E-Collection Drop-Off event or to find out more information, please e-mail our E-Recycling Department at civicorpsewaste@cvcorps.org.

Items That We Can Take

  • TV’s and CRT Monitors *
  • Flat Screen / LCD Panels & Plasma Screens*
  • Rear Projection TVs *
  • Laptops *
  • PC / CPUs *
  • Cell phones, Smartphones
  • Tablets and e-readers
  • Telephonic equipment and Walkie-Talkies
  • Digital cameras, Video Cameras, Projectors,
  • Printers, Scanners, digital adding machines and calculators
  • Copy machine ($75 surcharge per unit)
  • Networking / Servers equipment
  • Mixed Electronic Waste (keyboards, mice, network cables, power cables, chargers, peripherals, digital clocks, etc.)
  • Stereo equipment, radios, tape and CD players/recorders, phonographs (no stand-alone speakers of any type allowed)
  • Small home or office appliances  (no refrigerators or air conditioners)

* We are required to verify your I.D. when recycling certain electronics.*

Sorry but we cannot accept…

  • Light bulbs of any type
  • Emergency back-up power batteries or IT room UPS rack systems
  • Batteries (except laptop batteries installed in a laptop)
  • Large appliances (stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters)
  • Techno Trash such as CDs, VHS tapes and DVD
  • Stand-alone speakers
  • Refrigerators and air conditioners

Our contracted electronics recycler is TriValley Recycling, located in Stockton, CA. A partner of Cal Micro Recycling of Ontario, CA and is R2 and ISO 140001 Certified.

Better Than Recycling

Though our partnership with Tech Exchange located in Oakland we offer a reuse opportunity for eligible electronics:

  • Desktop and Laptop PCs with dual-core processors and above
  • Apple computers manufactured after 2010
  • Hard drives and RAM
  • LCD monitors (no CRTs)
  • Cables and peripherals
  • Keyboards and Mice

Tech Exchange is dedicated to providing digital equity to all East Bay residents. We employ an environmentally sustainable, re-use model by refurbishing donated computers and providing them to families, schools and community organizations. Over the last 20 years, we have distributed 40,000 computers to our community and diverted over 700 tons of e-waste from landfills.

We provide low-cost computers to individuals and organizations, and free computers and services to eligible East Bay families.

  • Most reliable partnership we have ever had, consummate professionals, highly ethical and very knowledgeable in their field. Civicorps has been an indispensable ally to our business.

    Dennis Lenard
    Dennis LenardCOO, Tri-Valley Recycling, Ewaste4Good