A.S. Recycling is a student-funded organization designed to serve the UCSB campus. While we do not have the resources to accept electronic waste material from those who are not associated with the campus, we are always happy to provide information and suggestions as to how individuals can reduce waste in an environmentally responsible manner. We’ve put together a list of (usually, be sure to check) free e-waste dropoff sites in the Santa Barbara area that we hope will be helpful, but please give us a call if you have any questions! You can also check 1800recycling.com/ for a list of drop-off sites for a wide variety of products, tailored to any zip code in the country.

For hazardous waste (batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paints, oils, chemicals, etc), please see the Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center page. This facility is located at UCSB but is NOT facilitated with AS Recycling, so please contact them directly.

Upcoming Electronic Waste Drop-Off Events

(No upcoming events currently known)

We will try to keep this up to date with any events that we hear about, but please check www.lessismore.org for any new events from the County as well!

Local Drop Off Locations

CRT (tube) televisions and monitors, flat panel monitors, computers and peripherals:

  • santabarbara.craigslist.org for items that still work and can still be used
  • Best Buy: 7090 Market Place Dr (32″ or less only for CRTs)
  • Marborg Industries Recycling (2 locations): 20 David Love Place, 725 Cacique Street
  • South Coast Transfer & Recycling Center: 4430 Calle Real
  • Santa Barbara Computer Recycling: http://www.sbrecycle.com/ (offers pickup for a fee)

Cell Phones

  • santabarbara.craigslist.org for items that still work and can still be used
  • Best Buy: 7090 Market Place Dr
  • Marborg Industries Recycling (2 locations): 20 David Love Place, 725 Cacique Street
  • South Coast Transfer & Recycling Center: 4430 Calle Real
  • Santa Barbara Computer Recycling: http://www.sbrecycle.com/ (offers pickup for a fee)
  • CVS Pharmacy (multiple locations)
  • RiteAid (multiple locations)

Ink Cartridges

  • Best Buy: 7090 Market Place Dr
  • Staples (2 locations): 7015 Marketplace Drive, 410 State Street
  • Office Max: 219 East Gutierrez Street
  • Marborg Industries Recycling (2 locations): 20 David Love Place, 725 Cacique Street

Small Appliances

  • santabarbara.craigslist.org for items that still work and can still be used
  • Best Buy: 7090 Market Place Dr
  • Marborg Industries Recycling (2 locations): 20 David Love Place, 725 Cacique Street
  • South Coast Transfer & Recycling Center: 4430 Calle Real
  • Santa Barbara Computer Recycling: http://www.sbrecycle.com/ (offers pickup for a fee)
  • Goodwill Industries: 302 W Carrillo

Large Appliances

  • santabarbara.craigslist.org for items that still work and can still be used
  • Marborg Industries: 119 North Quarantina Street
  • South Coast Transfer & Recycling Center: 4430 Calle Real