San Mateo County Facilities
What happens to our E-waste?
Computers that are no longer functional are deconstructed and all valuable components are salvaged by electronics recycling companies. For pictures of an eWaste recycling facility and a description of the demanufacturing process, click here.
When computers are determined to be surplus, please perform a low-level format of the hard drive, or use ISD's recommended hard drive security procedure.
For a Surplus Pickup request form, contact Russ Hayes at 363-4690 or through Groupwise.