Electronics Recycling

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This page lists several places to recycle e-waste: computers, printers, monitors, cell phones and other electronic equipment. 

Apple has a recycling/buy back program for select Apple computer products. For more info, click here.

To dispose of bulky electronic equipment, such as projection TVs or large freestanding copier/printers, you may schedule free curbside bulky item pickup service. Limitations apply, contact your residential waste service provider for more information. Click here for more information about bulky item pickup from your trash hauler.

Electronics may be dropped off at the following locations. 
Contact the recycler first to verify location, hours of operation, items accepted and restrictions before going.

Tempus (formerly PC Recycle)

(No appointment necessary)
(805) 499-0050

2001 Anchor Ct, Suite B, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30p.m.
NOTE: No drop-offs accepted after 3:15pm

Licensed e-waste recycler. Accepts household and business electronic waste on a drop-off basis. Pick-up service available, call for details. There is a disposal fee for some items including printers and microwaves ($5) and photocopiers ($20). The following items are not accepted: paint, alkaline batteries, light bulbs and large appliances.

Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

Goodwill is a State authorized e-waste collector. Nearly all types of electronic waste accepted. If it has a power cord, they will accept it, working or not. The following materials are not accepted: hard wired electrical, batteries, light bulbs, large appliances.

Thousand Oaks Goodwill Store & Donation Center:
140 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks
(805) 494-7250
Donations are accepted 7 days a week: 9 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Thousand Oaks Goodwill Store & Donation Center:
1560 Newbury Rd., Newbury Park
(805) 499-3481
Donations are accepted 7 days a week: 9 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Thousand Oaks Goodwill Donation Express:
2060 Avenida de los Arboles, Unit I, Thousand Oaks
(805) 492-2828
Donations are accepted 7 days a week: 9 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

Best Buy

(805) 494-8370
390 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks

The following items are accepted for drop-off from residents, limit 3-5 items per day:

  • Tube TV's & monitors up to 32"
  • Flat-panel TV's & monitors up to 50"
  • Peripherals (i.e. printers, scanners, etc.)
  • DVD players
  • Home and car audio
  • Computers with the hard drive removed
  • Cell phones
  • MP3 players
  • Cables
  • Small electrics, fans and vacuums

The following materials are not accepted: Internal and external computer hard drives, console TVs of any size, tube TVs and monitors larger than 32", electronics containing refrigerants, appliances.

Gold Coast Recycling Center

(805) 642-9236
5275 Colt Street, Ventura
(No appointment necessary)

The following materials are accepted for drop-off from Ventura County residents (no business materials accepted):

  • Cell phones, PDAs, pagers
  • Computer monitors
  • Computers/CPUs
  • Copiers
  • Laptops
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines
  • Stereo/VCRs
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Televisions
  • Other electronic equipment

City of Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

The City's HHW Facility accepts most types of electronic waste similar to the facilities listed above. Click below to schedule a drop-off appointment.

Schedule a HHW Drop-off Appointment

Printer Cartridge Recycling

Printer Cartridges do not go into your recycling bin. If the cartridge you purchased did not come with a postage paid bag or box, there are many other ways to make sure the cartridge does not end up in the landfill but gets recycled and reused instead. Listed below are various ways to donate or sell your printer cartridges:

  1. Drop them off at a big box office supply store. Most types of toner and inkjet printer cartridges are accepted by these businesses and some offer a rewards program that offers store credit over time.
  2. This blog lists various ways to sell your printer cartridges.
  3. Some schools accept printer cartridges and use them to raise money for the school. Call the school first to inquire.
  4. An internet search will yield many results for online office supply stores that recycle printer cartridges. Upon request or setting up an account, they will usually mail you a postage paid envelope to mail the cartridge(s) back to them.
  5. You can also take them to the City's Household Hazardous Waste Facility on Fridays and Saturdays (excepting holiday weekends). However, appointments are required: click hereto select a date and time.
  6. You can also refill your own cartridges. Most ink cartridges can be refilled with any type of store-bought refill kit, which mainly involves injecting new ink into the cartridge with a syringe bottle. There are also stores and vendors that will refill them professionally, as they can get the most ink back into the cartridge.

Please Note: This list of electronics recyclers does not constitute an endorsement by the City of Thousand Oaks. Services vary from recycler to recycler. Contact the recycler first to verify location, hours of operation, items accepted, restrictions, etc. before delivering materials.