USD will temporarily close the Electronics Recycling Center effective at the end of the fall semester, with an anticipated reopening in the summer of 2019. The last day the ERC will accept donations is December 1, and the retail store will close December 15. After December 1 and until we reopen, anyone interested in recycling their electronic devices may take them to one of the locations listed below this message.

The electronics recycling business has shifted significantly since the USD ERC opened six years ago. As ours was the first electronics recycling center in San Diego, we’ve seen many other operations start and subsequently close due to the changing landscape of this business. We need to reevaluate our approach, opportunities, business partners and the space to best align ourselves for future operations. Further, our anchor role in the Linda Vista community and our ability to impart the concepts of sustainability through the ERC have aided our ranking as a sustainable campus. We are going to take time develop the best approach moving forward to serve both USD and our community.

We will periodically update you on our progress.  We appreciate your ongoing support for the ERC and look forward to seeing you at the new and improved facility in 2019! 

Other Local E-Waste Centers:

Urban Corps of San Diego County


Secure E-Waste Solutions

  • Locations: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, Imperial Beach, National City, Old Town, Pacific Beach, San Diego
  • Phone and Address depend on location
  • Drop-off Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm
    • Friday 7am-2pm 

Miramar Recycling Center

  • 5180 Convoy St. San Diego, CA 92111
  • Phone: (858) 268-8971
  • Drop-off Hours:
    • Sunday-Saturday 7am-4:30pm


  • Locations (accept electronics working or not): Point Loma, Hillcrest, Serra Mesa, Kearny Mesa, University City, City Heights
  • Phone and Address depend on location