Frequently Asked Questions

What is E-Waste (electronic waste)?

Electronic waste is defined as any consumer electronic equipment that has reached its end of life or end of usage, whether or not it’s in working condition. Temecula Recycling is a California-approved E-Waste collection site and will collect your items in accordance with all EPA standards. E-Waste is no longer accepted at landfills and is often expensive to recycle. We can help you recycle your items, free of charge. Simply bring them by the recycling center.

Can you help me transport my large television?

Unfortunately, residential pick-ups are not available at this time. However, we can help you unload your heavy items upon arrival at the recycling center.

Why do you ask for my name and address when I drop off TVs or monitors?

The State of California requires that we collect this information to insure that electronics are safely retired and that we are adhering to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003. Electronics contain materials that are hazardous to health and the environment. A typical television contains between 5-10 pounds of hazardous materials. Temecula Recycling is an approved electronic waste collector and the first step in the recycling chain. Your items will be safely retired right here in California.

Do you accept bottles and cans?

Unfortunately, as of November 16, 2017, we are no longer accepting bottles and cans of any kind.

What other items do you pay for?

We pay cash for all types of metals, such as steel, tin, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, etc. We pay for any metal auto parts, catalytic converters and auto rims. Please visit our “What We Recycle” page for a complete list.

Can we buy metals from you?

We are proud to announce that we currently sell NEW METALS, such as square tubing, steel angle, hot rolled bar and expanded metal sheets. We also sell miscellaneous metal in our Surplus Corner Store.

I need an inexpensive computer. Do you sell that?

Ninety-five percent of our computers are retired and recycled, but some are re-purposed and can be purchased in the Surplus Corner Store. The inventory changes daily, so visit often.

What’s the most important thing I should know about recycling at Temecula Recycling?

No one recycles a more diverse list of items than Temecula Recycling. If in doubt, call us or send us a photo of your item by e-mail. E-mail us at: and we will let you know if we can recycle it, and how much we will pay you for it. Please see Industrial and Commercial accounts for more information.

Do you offer paper shredding?

Yes! We do offer paper shredding at $10 per bankers box. Paper shredding is only available Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.