Electronic hazardous waste (e-waste) is generated by almost every individual, institution and business. Many types of electronic products used in the workplace and homes contain hazardous substances like lead and mercury. When these products reach the end of their usefulness or become obsolete, they may be considered hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste may not be discarded in the regular trash. It must be sent to a facility that has a permit for treatment (including recycling), storage or disposal. Wastes are hazardous waste when they exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: if they are toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive. Many electronic wastes exhibit toxicity characteristics due to the presence of lead.
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Residents may dispose of their E-Waste for FREE at the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
The City of Moreno Valley and the Riverside County Waste Management Department host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Events at the City Maintenance Yard located at 15670 Perris Blvd. in Moreno Valley. These Events are held in February, March, June and October and are free to all Riverside County residents. Learn more about hazardous waste collection events...