M-F: 9am-5pm

Sat/Sun: Closed


446 DuBois St

San Rafael, CA

94901, USA


(415) 457-8801

E-Waste Drop-off & Accepted Items

Convenient Electronics Recycling  


A Renew Employee must receive your items; dumping or just leaving items anytime is not allowed. We can help you unload heavy items please ask any member of our team. 

We do not accept cardboard boxes or plastic bags. Please empty items in the many bins we have out front. 

Please take personal measures to erase any sensitive data you may be worried about before recycling.


What We Accept for Free:

  • All Computers and Laptops
  • iMacs (We do not accept the original packaging/box)
  • Computer Monitors (CRT and LCD)
  • CRT old-style heavy TV's (No Broken CRTs when glass is broken), No Stands/Cabinets
  • Plasma/LCD/LED TVs and rear-projection TVs (We do Not accept the original boxing/packaging, No wall mounts)
  • Video equipment including VCRs, DVD players, and projectors
  • Audio equipment including stereo amplifiers and receivers, mixers, turntables
  • All Speakers and Subwoofers 
  • Small kitchen appliances including toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, etc.
  • Small bathroom appliances, electric toothbrush, hair curler, shavers, etc
  • Small Vacuums, Dustbusters
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Room Fans
  • Ceiling Fans no blades, motor only
  • Lamps (no bulb)
  • LED lightbulbs OK
  • Wire and cables
  • UPS backup power supply units
  • Cell phones, telephones, telephone equipment
  • Lithium batteries, rechargeable batteries
  • Any computer related device, component, peripheral, or accessory
  • Remote Controls
  • Smartphones and Tablets
  • Cameras/Camcorders, CCTV equipment, etc
  • Laptop batteries and cell phone batteries
  • CD's, DVD's, cassette tapes and any other tapes
  • VHS tapes LIMIT 100/week
  • Christmas Lights
  • Household paper shredders (no paper)
  • Ink/Toner Cartridges ONLY if sealed/not leaking toner dust

Please remember to remove any linked accounts on your devices like Apple ID, etc before recycling/donating. 


What We Do Not Accept:

  • Alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, etc.)   
  • Light bulbs (LED OK)
  • Styrofoam
  • Original boxing/packaging for flatscreen TVs
  • Cardboard and/or Cardboard boxes (toner ink in original box OK, only exception)
  • Packing Material 
  • Paper or misc. trash
  • Large wooden speaker cabinets or other wooden structures
  • TV Stands/Cabinets
  • Furniture 
  • Arcade Machines, Information Kiosks, or any man-sized piece of equipment
  • Scooters/e-Bikes/Electric Motorcycles/Mo-peds
  • Electric Car Charge Stations
  • Jukeboxes
  • Server Racks
  • TV Wall Mounts
  • All Mini-fridges/Refrigerators
  • Car/motorcycle batteries (take to any autoparts store)
  • Wine Coolers
  • Solar Panels of any kind
  • Solar Inverters (Sunny Boy)
  • Large household appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, industrial AC units, etc.
  • Large containers or wooden boxes
  • Metal/scrap metal
  • Lawn Mowers, gas or electric 
  • Satellite dishes
  • Smoke detectors
  • AC units, window units or large outside units
  • Toner Cartridges that have been punctured or leaking toner dust
  • Credit Card terminals, must be returned to bank/manufacturer 


Items with Fees; We Only Charge to accept:

  • Printers(Copiers) and Fax machines - $5 ea
  • Microwaves - $5 ea
  • Air Purifiers - $5 ea
  • Vacuums household - $5 ea
  • Office Water Coolers - $10 ea
  • Standing AC Units - $10 ea
  • Commercial Copy Machines/Large Copiers/Office-Floor Copiers - $100 ea
  • Large Architect/Plotter Printers - $100ea


*Additional Fees may apply for unusual items or unusually heavy items.  



Large Volume Drop-off: For companies and organizations or anyone with a very large load an appointment is required. A 'very large load' is one (1) pallet of ewaste or more dropped off at Renew per day. We charge a rate of $100/pallet and $100 for any additional pallet.      



Dumping is not allowed at any time.  Please let us know that you are dropping off items when you arrive; a Renew staff member must know and receive your items. Dumping is illegal and is not taken lightly by the state of CA; Dumping on our property before/during/after our hours of operation is not allowed.   



Alkaline batteries and light bulbs are considered hazardous waste and are accepted across
the street at Jackson's Hardware, free of charge.


Data Security:

We offer a hard-drive/device destruction service for $10/drive/device ($25 for Apple iMacs and All-In-One PC's) which can be done quickly while you wait and witness. If you wish to have your data files saved to disk/external drive or transferred to a new machine please ask inside at our service department. For businesses in need of data destruction on a larger scale or if you need a Certificate of Destruction please call for a quote.  



Renew Computers Inc. 446 DuBois Street, San Rafael, CA 415-457-8801