Learn all the ways you can discard your items in an eco-friendly way!
Los Angeles Recycle Locations
Most Goodwill stores will recycle old clothes if you put them in a bag & label them “worn & torn”. Call first, some do not recycle, but most do.
More info coming soon as more and more chain clothing stores are accepting used clothes drop-offs.
Best Buy is the largest retail recycler of used electronics and appliances. They take all kinds of used tech, regardless of where you bought it, how old it is or who made it. If your tech item has value, consider trading in your tech for a Best Buy Gift Card! They accept most e-waste for free, except for monitors, which cost $25 to recycle. They require you to wipe your hard drive before recycling a computer and have instructions for how to do so on their website. You are only allowed to recycle 3 items per day per household and monitors cost $25 to recycle. They also pick up and recycle your old TV, appliances, and fitness equipment. To find your local Best Buy, visit their website for drop-off locations.
Homeboy Electronics: Recycling
This organization is focused on gang rehabilitation and re-entry programs through their e-waste disposal services. They accept e-waste dropoffs Monday – Friday 10 AM – 3 PM. They do offer pickups for a hefty fee. Please review their list of e-waste items that are free to recycle vs paid on their website.
human-I-T repairs your donated technology that normally would end up in a landfill and repurposes them to help low-income families, veterans, people with disabilities, seniors, schools and nonprofits. They request that you fill out a donation form on their website, but if you’re in the LA area you can drop-off your e-waste at their headquarters during business hours. human-I-T 4525 E. Sheila St Commerce, CA 90040 If you prefer to ship, for a fee they send you a box with a shipping label and you simply put your e-waste in the box. For larger donations, they offer free nationwide pickup.
These recycling centers are provided and serviced by the LA Sanitation Department. Consumers can drop off harmful items such as: paints, batteries, fluorescent tubes/bulbs, cleaning products, used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze, car batteries, unused medicine, and e-waste. See their guidelines for more detailed lists of what to drop-off and when. Most centers are open every Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 1pm and the county also provides recycling events in your area. My favorite location as a professional organizer is the Northridge S.A.F.E. Center, Sat/Sun: 9am – 3pm, 10241 N. Balboa Blvd Northridge, CA 91325.
Pasadena Recycle Locations
The Pasadena location: Glendale S.A.F.E. Center Sat/Sun: 9am – 3pm 4600 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
They recycle harmful items such as: paints, batteries, fluorescent tubes/bulbs, cleaning products, used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze, car batteries, unused medicine, and e-waste. See their guidelines for more detailed lists of what to drop-off and when.
Ventura County Recycling Locations
National Recycle Locations
Because of their batteries and electronic components, your old electric shavers, trimmers, and clippers should be recycled. ShaverOutlet.com handles the recycling of these items for free. However, they do not provide shipping labels nor cover the shipping costs. To recycle, simply mail your items to: Attn: Recycling Dept. ShaverOutlet.com 3380 S Park Ave, Ste 6 Titusville, FL 32780.