I know all of us tech folks LOVE our computers, gadgets and other electronic toys but the reality is we produce the most toxic waste out of just about any industry.
What is worse is that we have little in the way of recycling systems in place nor have we been promoting the good habit of recycling these sort of materials. I think it is all our responsibility in the IT community to pitch in and make people aware of what is the right thing to do with their electronic waste.
If you are in Alameda County you can drop your materials off at:
e-Cycle is in Livermore, CA
BSE-Recycling is in Fremont, CA
If you are in Contra Costa County you can drop your materials off at:
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling Center
To find a local recycle location try looking it up at:
EIA Environment Consumer Education Initiative