Stereo Equipment Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Electronic Waste Repair, Don’t Replace!Instead of buying new, support local businesses by having them repair and refurbish broken items. Search for repair options in your area. Consider DonationIf the stereo system is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas. City Specific Disposal OptionsPlease check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.) Household E-Waste Drop-OffYour city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events– Riverside County– San Bernardino County– Ventura County Disposal Options For BusinessesE-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply. Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above). Never Throw in the Garbage Stereo equipment contains toxic chemicals that can leach into the environment, so never throw them in the garbage. Small electronics contain chemicals such as brominated flame retardants, mercury, cadmium and lead, which can pollute waterways. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy Recycling Program Best Buy will recycle stereo systems and other home electronics for free. There is a limit of three items per household per day. Find the nearest Best Buy. Dell Reconnect Drop-Off and Mail-Back Program Dell Reconnect will accept any brand of stereo systems at many Goodwill drop-off locations. They accept them with or without cords. If there isn’t one near you, you can still use their free mail-back program if you are recycling Dell products or wish to purchase a new Dell product. Find out more. Staples Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including stereo receivers and other electronics. They do not accept large speakers. Locate the nearest Staples.