In observance of President's Day, we are closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Electronic Recycling in the San Francisco Bay Area

Due to the COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” Mandate, GreenCitizen will be closed for all
Electronic Recycling Drop offs and Business Pickups until at least May 1st, 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Since April 22, 2005

409,241 Consumer Drop-off Customers Served
68,227 Business Pickup Customers Served
31,607,240 Pounds of Electronics Recycled
341,665 Units Responsibly Reused

At GreenCitizen, our mission is to make every day Earth Day by providing actionable information and introducing green products and services that can help every person and business — in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond — to live a greener life and reduce damage to the environment.

Broadening Our Mission

GreenCitizen’s mission was always above and beyond being just another recycling center. Since our inception in 2005, we’ve diverted over 31.6 million pounds of electronics from local landfills and global dumps. We’ve extended the life of over 341,665 reusable computers and electronic devices, while serving over 409,241 consumers and 68,227 businesses in the SF Bay Area. GreenCitizen’s EcoCenter is staffed with knowledgeable environmental science graduates from top universities. Our people are there to help educate the public about how to be a green citizen every day.

In 2019, we’re expanding GreenCitizen’s mission to include sharing critical information and introducing green products in our green store that can help every person and business reduce their carbon footprint and take action in the face of global warming, runaway plastic pollution, and the e-waste crisis. Our “how to recycle” blog posts offer accessible, practical information and guidelines about buying, using, reducing, reusing, and recycling. GreenCitizen’s e-store introduces products and services to help everyone conveniently practice sustainable living.

GreenCitizen will continue to provide electronics recycling pickup services for Bay Area businesses, and we’ll continue to offer a convenient drop-off location and educational opportunity for consumers at our Burlingame Recycling Center/ EcoCenter.

How We Work

GreenCitizen is 100% self-sustaining, without government funding or donations. We cover our operational expenses with revenues generated by reselling 10% of the newer recycled computers and electronics that come to our recycling center, and through our partnerships in introducing green products and services.

GreenCitizen’s staff are well educated and passionate about protecting the environment. Many of our team members hold degrees in environmental science and related majors from top universities in the U.S. and around the world. They proactively engage with our business pickup and EcoCenter customers to discuss solutions, products, and services that can help them live a greener life, reduce humanity’s carbon footprint, and make every day Earth Day.