Electrical Switches & Relays Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste Residents can have their electrical switches and relays picked up from their house by scheduling an appointment. Call the Public Services Division at (916) 434-2450 to set a date for pick-up. Don’t Throw in the Trash Don’t throw away electrical switches and relays because they may contain mercury. Throwing them in the trash can be especially harmful to the environment. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will take back electrical switches and relays and other home electronics for free; they also offer a buy back program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location here. All Green Electronics All Green Electronics Recycling will recycle all of your electronics, such as VCRs and other home electronics. Find the nearest drop-off location, or request a quote for pick-up of your electronics. Dell Reconnect Drop-Off and Mail-Back Program Dell Reconnect will accept nearly any kind of computer equipment from any brand for recycling at many Goodwill drop-off locations. If there isn’t one near you, you can still use their free mail-back program if you are recycling Dell products or wish to purchase a new Dell product. Find out more.