VCRs Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Electronic Waste Consider DonationIf the VCR 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 Trash Many older VCRs contain hazard materials, such as halogenated flame retardants, that could leach into the environment. These chemicals are particularly toxic to expectant mothers and their fetuses, so don’t throw VCRs into the trash. Electronics Recovery and Recycling Program California established the Electronics Recycling Act of 2003 to regulate how electronics are handled at the end of their life. Find out which organizations will take back unwanted or damaged electronics. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will take back old VCRs and many other home electronics for free; they also offer a trade-in program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location here. All Green Electronics Recycling All Green Electronics Recycling will recycle all of your electronics, such as VCRs and other home electronics. Find the nearest drop-off location, or request a quote for pick-up of your electronics.