Electronic Waste

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What is E-Waste?

The term "e-waste" is applied to consumer electronic equipment that is no longer wanted. Since electronics may contain lead, copper, and other heavy metals or potentially toxic substances, it is critical that any e-waste be disposed of properly. You can reduce e-waste by buying only what you need, reuse electronics that still work, and recycle electronics at the end of their useful lifecycle. 


Examples of E-Waste accepted at HHW Collection Events:

CRTs: Computer monitors, television sets, TV/VCR combos, or anything else with a Cathode Ray Tube. Computers: CPUs, mice, keyboards, printers, scanners, or any other computer peripheral. Personal Electronics: Cell phones, radios, alarm clocks, hair dryers, etc. 


City E-waste and Document Shredding Events

The City organizes E-waste and Document Shredding events. These events are typically scheduled on a specified Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the months of February and October of each year. The event is FREE. Residents drive their vehicles to the location designated and conveniently drop off their e-waste and and can watch their documents get shredded on-site. To find out when the next scheduled City e-waste and shredding event is scheduled, please call City Hall at 562-929-5964 or email recycling@norwalkca.gov.


Business E-Waste

If you are a business with e-waste, please contact the County of Los Angeles at 1(800)98-TOXIC for a list of business e-waste recycling solutions. Information is also available online at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Environmental Programs Division website, under the Smart Business Recycler Locator. 

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