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Vaporizers

Vaproizer devices may have a removabe or rechargable battery, a chamber for tobacco or cannabis vape liquid, and possible circuitry and LED display panel.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Vaproizer devices may have a removabe or rechargable battery, a chamber for tobacco or cannabis vape liquid, and possible circuitry and LED display panel and are ewaste.

The HHW Facilities only accept tobacco vaporizers and tobacco liquid waste product. Batteries in vape devices are very difficult to remove and may contribute to fires in recycling and garbage waste streams and facilities.

Contact local dispenseries for recycling collection options of cannabis vape pens.

Go to CalRecycle for cannabis waste regulation information.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Vaporizers with batteries separated as possible. Tobacco vape liquid not cannabis vape liquid
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Vaporizers with batteries separated as possible. Tobacco vape liquid not cannabis vape liquid
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Vaporizers with batteries separated as possible. Tobacco vape liquid not cannabis vape liquid.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Vaporizers with batteries separated as possible. Tobacco vape liquid not cannabis vape liquid.
Fix It Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Berkeley Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
GAIACA PO Box 188 Gonzales Recycle Paid Pick-up, Paid Mail-in Vape Pen Recycling Program (nicotine and cannabis). GAIACA sets up a lockable collection receptacle within the participant's facility and provides service on a routine or as-needed basis. Used, unused, defective, expired, or non-compliant vape pens are all suitable for recycling through GAIACA's one-of-a-kind program. Technicians render them unusable then ship for recycling process.

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