Where To Recycle In Burlingame

Wondering where to recycle computers, electronics, and styrofoam in Burlingame?

Look no further. Since 2005, GreenCitizen has been providing computers, electronics, and styrofoam recycling pickups to individual customers and business customers.

68,936

Business Customers Served

409,789

Individual Customers Served

31,811,963

Pounds of Electronics Recycled

We service businesses and residences within 35 miles of our location, and we offer both business recycling pick-ups and consumer drop-off services at our recycling center/eco center.

Please note that we only offer pick-ups for businesses and not residences. Residences who wish to recycle e-waste can drop them off at our recycling center/ eco center.

GreenCitizen Recycling Center/Eco Center

1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Suite 2 Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 493-8700

We're open from Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. We're closed on major holidays.


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Business Customers Served

For business recycling pick-ups, you can find detailed instructions and a list of recyclables that we can pick up here:  Business Recycling Pick-up

For drop-off recycling, these are the items that are FREE to recycle and can be dropped off at the GreenCitizen Recycling Center/Eco Center in Burlingame.

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • Tablets
  • Monitors
  • Network switches
  • UPS batteries
  •  TVs

And here are the items that cost $1.00/pound to recycle.

  • CDs and DVDs
  • CD players and Walkmans
  • Christmas lights
  • DLP Projector TVs
  • Fans
  • Fax machines
  • Heaters
  • Ink/Toner
  • Keyboards
  • Microwaves
  • Printers
  • Remote controls
  • Scanners
  • Stereo equipment
  • VCRs
  • DVD players
  • Speakers
  • Toasters/blenders/coffee makers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Cables/cords
  • Tape-based media such as VHS, DLT, LTO, movie films, small cassettes, floppy disks, 35mm slides, film negatives
  • Miscellaneous electronics

Other Items/Services and Their Corresponding Fees

Item/Service Fees Description
Hard Disk Destruction • $20.00 per cell phone, laptop, or desktop
• $15 per solo drive
• $20 per hard drive in a server
Each cell phone, laptop, desktop, or server will be data destructed with a Data Destruction Certificate from GreenCitizen.
Cell Phone Destruction $20 The logic board memory, sim card, and any removable data storage are all destroyed. Phone numbers, names, and other information are completely deleted.
Styrofoam $5 per 30-gallon plastic bag Only #6 (PS) Polystyrene are accepted and they must be clean without any contamination. We use 30- gallon bags for measurement.
Intact Solar Panel $1.50 per pound We accept non-broken monocrystalline and polycrystalline types of panels.
Refrigerators • $100 for full size
• $50 for mini
We accept both full-sized and mini refrigerators.

Items WE CANNOT ACCEPT

  • Furniture: chairs, couches, etc.
  • Light bulbs
  • Large appliances: stoves, washers, dryers
  • Non-rechargeable electronic batteries: carbon zinc, zinc air, disposable batteries
  • Single-use alkaline batteries
  • Items containing liquid mercury:                               thermometers, thermostats, etc.
  • Smoke detectors: models that contain americium 241
  • Hazardous waste: paint, motor oil, sharps, biohazardous waste, etc.
  • Any medical electronics

About GreenCitizen

GreenCitizen has always been about making every day Earth Day for the businesses and people we serve. Our Burlingame center is more than just an electronic recycling center for e-waste drop-offs and a place to schedule business pickups — it's also an eco center where residents and businesses can learn actionable information about living a greener life and reducing damage to the Earth.

We also offer secure, certified hard disk destruction, tape recycling and destruction, IT asset disposition, product destruction, and styrofoam recycling.
Unlike Best Buy's recycling drop-off where you're limited to five items per household per day, there's no limit to what you can bring to GreenCitizen's recycling center/eco center. If it's a computer or an electronic item, it runs on batteries or plugs in the wall, doesn't contain harmful chemicals or require a medical license to operate, then chances are we can help you recycle it. Please check our list above of what we can and cannot accept at our
center.

Aside from being an eco center, GreenCitizen is also an environmental conservation company that provides you with the information and services to help you live a sustainable life and make every day Earth Day.

GreenCitizen will help you do this in 7 ways such as follows:

  1.  Motivate you with inspiring environmental news around the world
  2. Guide you on your green living journey with our actionable blog posts
  3. Show you where to buy, reuse and recycle responsibly with our Green Directory
  4. Recycle your electronics with our very own Earth-friendly recycling services
  5. Recommend you eco-conscious products
  6. Help you find careers in the environmental sector with our Green Jobs board
  7. Contribute to circular economy initiatives