Recycling Resources


Ink & Toner

Below is a list of local resources for recycling or reusing your ink cartridges and toners:

  • Staples: You can receive rewards coupon but you will need an account.
  • TargetBring to the recycling bins at the front of the store.
  • Best Buy: Takes ink and toner (3 per household per day).

Ink cartridge refills:

  • CostcoMust be a member. 

Cans & Bottles

Behind Target Store SLO
11990 Los Osos Valley Rd.
(877) 737-5263

3900 Broad St., SLO
(800) 969-2020

Household items & Electronics

Below is a list of local resources for recycling or reusing your household items and electronics

  • IWMAList of county-wide waste facilities based on what you need to dispose of.
  • Best BuyClick here for a list of products they recycle. 3 per household per day. They have a box for cords and accessories which you can drop off anytime.
  • Achievement House: Centers in SLO, Santa Maria & Lompoc. Click here for information on their recycling services.
  • Exploration Station: Click here for a list of items they accept.



Cold Canyon Landfill
Hazardous Waste: Friday and Saturday only – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boxes & Batteries
When you purchase from them, you can recycle with them.

Cell Phones

Cell Phones for Soldier
Elks Lodge #322
222 Elks Lane, SLO

  • They take call phones, chargers, and cases.


Despite becoming an increasingly-digital world, printer waste is still poses a prominent hazard to our environment. Each year, over 375 million ink and toner cartridges are thrown away into landfills and incinerators instead of being disposed of responsibly. These materials often take 500-1,000 years to decompose in landfills, leaving their chemicals to seep into the soil and contaminating the water supply. When incinerated, their materials create carbon pollution which degrades the air quality.




ECOSLO’s recycling program mitigates the hazards that printer waste poses to the environment. Recycling these materials is a process that not many are familiar with or willing to do. By participating in our E-Waste program, these ink and toner cartridges make it to the proper recycling facilities and these long-term pollutants are kept out of our landfills, air, and water—at no cost to businesses.


ECOSLO E-Waste Program in the Press

E-Waste Collection Drive | KVEC News Talk 920

ECOSLO Hosts Electronic Waste Collection Drive

By Staff | February 27, 2014

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