Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to my electronics once they are are picked up?
When Y2K picks up electronics, they are brought to the warehouse to be packaged together. Once your material is ready for recycling, it is shipped to our downstream, state certified recycler Corporate E-Waste Solutions (CEWS) Once there, CEWS disposes and recycles all e-waste according to California State standards. More information regarding their process can be found on their website. https://www.cewsb2b.com/
Why do you need me to fill out a flier or form?
As a certified e-waste collector through the Department of Toxic Substances Control and CalRecycle, Y2K is required to obtain personal information (name, address, phone number, and signature) in order to recycle any television or monitor. CalRecycle uses this information as part of the SB20 recycling program to check and track state recycling. For more information about recycling in California and mandated procedures, visit DTSC or CalRecycle websites.
What should I do about the data on my hard drive?
Y2K recommends wiping your hard drive or using other means to destroy it prior to having it picked up. If requested, a certificate of destruction can be provided. Please call for rates.
Are picked up electronics tax deductible?
Electronic waste that is picked up or dropped off is not tax deductible as the items are being recycled and not donated.