About Us

The USD Electronics Recycling Center

MISSION STATEMENT: to extend the useful life of donated electronics in order to re-use, re-purpose, re-sell, re-imagine, and as a last resort, to responsibly recycle.

The Electronics Recycling Center (ERC) is a non-profit, state certified collection center in San Diego. We accept all electronics, working and broken, free of charge*. We also offer a safe and secure service, which adheres to all mandated state and federal laws and regulations regarding the collection of e-waste.

Our center is a one-stop location where people can drop off their old electronics six days a week. They can also shop for gently used electronic items in our re-sale store. Every donation made, whether the item is working or non-working, is TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Additionally, we can provide you with a receipt for your donation. Our motto is: “If it plugs in or takes a charge, we’ll take it!” To see a more detailed list of what we accept, click here.

Additional Services

-We offer a pick-up service for businesses (and occasionally residences) with large quantities of E-waste for a nominal fee. Please click here for information about pick-ups. Click here for more information on pick-ups.

-The ERC offers a safe, secure, and socially responsible way to dispose of e-waste through re-selling, refurbishing, and recycling. In doing so, we wipe hard drives according to Dept. of Defense standards, and we can provide you with a certificate of destruction for only $10.


*click here for items that have a recycling fee