eWaste Direct, Inc. was created on Earth Day 2008.


Joe and Angie Nelson are “eco-preneurs” and proud owners of eWaste Direct, Inc. Founded on Earth Day 2008, eWaste Direct, Inc. was created to divert electronic waste from landfills by offering multiple services to businesses and some residential customers throughout the San Francisco bay area.

As an approved collector for the state of California, eWaste Direct, Inc. is passionate about protecting the environment. Everything that is collected is carefully examined for potential reuse. If material is not available for reuse then using only state approved facilities, the company recycles electronics for commodities such as plastics, metals and glass.

To date, eWaste Direct, Inc. is proud to have diverted well over 2.5 Million pounds of e-waste from landfills and is on target to exceed its next milestone of 5 Million pounds by 2015.

Approved E-waste Collector

eWaste Direct, Inc. is an approved collector through the state of California (CEW ID# 108717). Approved collectors, over handlers, must comply with stringent rules and regulations to ensure social responsibility and state compliance are being met. eWaste Direct, Inc. is approved to collect from the following entities: residential, business, government, non-profit and education.

eWaste Direct, Inc. qualifies to participate in the Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Payment System provided by California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003.

Fully Insured and Equipped

Rest assured that eWaste Direct, Inc. comes well-equipped with our own tools and equipment. Typically, most electronic waste removal pick ups that are of larger volumes require that we bring in containers with wheels to remove large quantities of materials. This allows the staff members to minimize the amount of trips up and down elevators and in or out of main entrances.

To protect delicate flooring and fixtures, upon request, our staff has on hand several pieces of masonite to lay down before utilizing our equipment indoors. Our truck is equipped with a lift gate to accommodate large or bulky items.

For items like server racks that tend to be bolted to the ground, we do ask that the item be free from the ground or wall. This will ensure our staff stays on the allotted time schedule.

Trained Staff

eWaste Direct, Inc. employees have completed extensive safety training that complies to the California Department of Public Health standards for both internal and external operations. eWaste Direct, Inc. staff members are aware that removing and handling electronic waste can be dangerous; as such, special precautions are taken to ensure safety is the number one priority.