GreenCitizen – new e-waste option

Green Citizen


We have just become acquainted with a great new e-waste organization, GreenCitizen, and want to pass the information on.

GreenCitizen is based in San Francisco, with four Eco Centers located around the Bay Area: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Burlingame and Berkeley. You can drop off your e-waste at these Eco Centers any time you like.

To help ensure that any data on your hard drives is handled as securely as possible, GreenCitizen offers hard disk destruction services at all of their Eco-Centers. This three-step process starts by tracking each drive down to the serial number. Once tracked, hard disks are crushed using a Department of Defense standard hard disk crusher and then shredded in a certified hard disk destroyer. Upon completion of this process, GreenCitizen will send you a certificate confirming the successful destruction of all drives. When it comes to data security, you can never be too safe – GreenCitizen can help put your concerns to rest!

If you have more than 10 items ready to go to e-waste, Green Citizen will come and pick up from you. Just fill out their form online, or call Kevin Landers on 415.287.0000 x102 or email to



In order to most efficiently and responsibly dispose of your e-waste, we’ve compiled a list of links and resources for your use. All of the major computer and electronics companies have their own recycling programs and often provide free pickup. Your local community may have state approved e-waste recycling companies. Check your local listings or visit the Computer Take Back website  to find a Responsible Recycler in your area. Many communities also have donation drives for electronic goods.

National & Local Recycling Programs

Manufacturer Recycling Programs