Electronic waste, also known as “e-waste”, is an electronic product that has become unwanted, non-working, obsolete, or is nearing the end of its useful life. Computers, cell phones, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products that can contain materials that are hazardous if disposed of improperly.

Before disposing of your electronic equipment, consider donating or selling it to someone who can still use it. If the item cannot be repaired, you should recycle it. The City of Vacaville has several options available to residents looking to recycling their e-waste.


Residents may drop off e-waste at the following locations:

Recology Vacaville Solano Recycling
and Household Hazardous Waste Facility

855 ½ Davis Street, Vacaville, CA 95687
OPEN: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Note: This service is available for electronic items from the homes of residents of Vacaville, Dixon, and Unincorporated Solano County only. There is a five item limit per Saturday and residents must be able to carry and unload their own equipment.

Goodwill Industries
1317 East Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688
OPEN: Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Note: Items must be brought to the store’s donation station during open business hours. Occasionally, the facility will not be able to accept electronic items due to storage capacity.


For large or bulky electronic items, Vacaville residents are entitled to one free curbside pickup each calendar year as part of the Residential Cleanup Program. Please call Recology Vacaville Solano at 448-2945 to schedule your curbside pick-up.


Call2Recycle is a battery stewardship organization offering no-cost battery and cell phone recycling. Below are businesses in Vacaville that participate in Call2Recycle programs:


Home Depot
510 Orange Drive

Lowe’s Home Improvement
1751 East Monte Vista Avenue

Best Buy
1621 East Monte Vista Avenue

Non-Profit Groups:

Neurofibromatosis, Inc.
Provides educational meetings and support groups to families affected by Neurofibromatosis collects old cell phones and printer cartridges

Recycle Free
Accepts used printer cartridges and cell phones

Cartridges for Kids
Collects old cell phones and printer cartridges. Fundraising opportunities available for schools and organizations.

The City of Vacaville has partnered with Gone for Good, a social enterprise of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay to provide FREE e-waste and shredding events monthly beginning in April and continuing through October. The events are held in the rear parking lot at Vacaville City Hall located at 650 Merchant Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. For more information or to inquire about upcoming events, please call the City of Vacaville at (707) 469-6509.

2021 UPDATE: Free Paper Shredding Events have been cancelled for 2021. The City’s non-profit partner has faced significant operating challenges due to COVID-19. Most significantly, their employees are individuals with disabilities and are considered high-risk. For the safety of their staff, they have made the decision not to hold their events in 2021. It is expected that these events will resume in the spring of 2022. Thank you for your understanding.