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LA Sanitation Department Offers Mail Back Electronics Recycling

LASAN offers Mail Back Electronic Recycling Program throughout LA County
LASAN offers Mail Back Electronic Recycling Program throughout LA County

Now you can recycle your old electronics any time, from the convenience of your own home, with the City’s new Electronics Recycling Mail Back Program.

The City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department’s (LASAN) partnership with ERI, a leading recycler of electronic waste that specializes in secure destruction of computer hardware, allows L.A. residents to easily mail their unwanted electronic items directly to ERI for a reasonable fee.  All Los Angeles residents, businesses and organizations can simply request flat-rate boxes of various sizes to mail back their unwanted electronics.

The program offers three flat-rate boxes, priced at $30, $65  and $90, which can be used for as many electronic items as each box can fit…as long as they don’t exceed the maximum weight for each box.
Three different sized boxes are available. The number of items is unlimited as long you don't exceed the weight
Three different sized boxes are available. The number of items is unlimited as long you don’t exceed the weight
Here’s a list LASAN provided of all the items that you can recycle (sadly, light bulbs and batteries are not on the list, but I’m moving to rechargeable batteries to reduce the number of batteries used in our house). Incandescent bulbs can go into the black cans but fluorescent bulbs have to be dropped off at a S.A.F.E. Centers, according to LASAN guidelines.
Items Accepted
  • Adapters
  • Cable Boxes
  • Cables/Power Cords
  • Calculators
  • Cell Phones
  • Copiers
  • Desktops
  • Digital Cameras
  • Digital Cards
  • Digital Clock
  • DVD/CD/VCR Players
  • DVRs
  • Expansion Cards
  • Fax Machines
  • Gaming Systems
  • GPS Devices
  • Hard Drives
  • Home Phones
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops/Notebooks
  • Memory/RAM
  • Mice
  • Modems
  • Monitors (LCD/CRT)
  • Multi-Function Devices
  • Navigational Devices
  • Networking/Telecom Equipment
  • Office Phones
  • Phone Systems
  • Printers
  • Power Supplies
  • Processors
  • Remote Controllers
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Shredders
  • Smart Phones
  • Smart Watches
  • Solid State Drives
  • Speakers
  • Stereos
  • Switches
  • Tablets
  • Televisions (LCD, CRT, etc.)
  • Wireless Cards
  • Wires
Items Not Accepted 
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Loose Batteries
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Lava Lamps
  • Light Bulbs
  • Liquid Chemicals
  • Medical Waste
  • Mercury Containing Devices
  • Non-electronic material
  • Paint
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Trash
The Electronics Recycling Mail Back Program gives residents another great option, no matter where they live, to dispose of their electronics responsibly. If you’re thinking of getting a new electronic device for Mother’s Day or an upcoming graduation, you can order a box now to safely dispose of the old ones and de-clutter your house and you keep e-waste out of our landfills.
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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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