Electronic Waste Recycling

Every year Montebello residents discard electronic waste into the waste stream without knowing that it is illegal and harmful to the environment. Electronic waste, otherwise known as e-waste, contains harmful elements such as lead, copper, steel, plastic, cadmium, beryllium, cathode ray tubes, phosphors, and even brominated flame retardants. These are just a few of the harmful and potentially dangerous elements that can pollute the environment, contaminate our water supply, and have harmful effects on our landfills.

Everyday items such as used batteries, old cell phones, fluorescent bulbs, computer monitors, or even an old TV can harm the environment due to the materials they contain. There are rules and regulations requiring specific methods of collection and safe disposal. The volume of E-Waste increases due to items becoming obsolete and/or outdated which leads to the old items being discarded without thought.   E-waste recycling is vital to protecting our environment and health.

We accept car and forklift batteries. There is a service charge for major appliances, including cooling units and microwaves. We do not accept fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries.

For information on the City's e-waste recycling activities or upcoming events, please call (323) 887-1460 or email [email protected]

2024 E-Waste Recycling Events:

  • February 3 & 4, 2024
  • April 13 & 14, 2024
  • April (Earth Day Event) – TBD based on City events.
  • June 8 & 9, 2024
  • August 10 & 11, 2024
  • October 12 & 13, 2024
  • December 14 & 15, 2024


Montebello City Hall Parking, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. 


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What is "E-Waste"?

E-Waste is any consumer electronic equipment that has reached its 'end-of-life' or 'end-of-usage,' whether in full or non-working condition. It includes most electronics or electric appliances with a cord or circuit board such as: 

  • computer monitors
  •  television sets
  •  PC systems
  •  printers
  •  laptops
  •  copiers
  •  scanners
  •  fax machines
  •  toner cartridges
  •  UPS & PDAs
  •  power supplies
  •  main frame units
  •  networking equipment
  •  mother board systems
  •  VCR/VCD/DVD players
  •  home entertainment systems
  • landline and cellular phones
  • small portable devices.