Regulated Waste and Business Recycling
in San Diego, CA

Modern Waste

Serving San Diego County Since 1999

As technology continues to expand into every part of our lives, your business must accommodate these changes to remain competitive. You likely already pay for a recycling service to handle cardboard or bottles. Unfortunately, this is not enough to ensure the safety and success of your business. Modern Waste offers comprehensive recycling services, including electronic waste disposal and the shredding or destruction of secure data.

Modern Waste is a SERI Responsible Recycling (R2) certified company, meaning we have received accreditation for adhering to precise guidelines regarding the safe, responsible management and recycling of all electronic devices and the confidential information they contain. We have spent over 20 years assisting the residents of San Diego County by handling a wide variety of recycling demands. Route-based services complete regular pickups, and you can conveniently schedule pickups for specific times that work best for you.

Check out the information below to learn more about services, then give us a call today at (916) 931-3028 or visit our website to discuss your recycling options.

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San Diego County Recycling Services

Modern Waste provides the following recycling services

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Defined as surplus, obsolete, or unused technological equipment, electronic waste includes various personal and industrial devices, such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers, servers, networking equipment, televisions, phones, audio and video equipment, and other electronic devices. Improperly disposing of electronic waste by placing it in a landfill poses major security risks to your business and its clients, as well as significantly altering the health of local ecosystems. At Modern Waste, we offer services for devices in all stages of their lifespans, reusing functional items and recycling unusable items for future use in other products.

Secure Data Destruction

Any documents, hard drives, or other media storage forms must be destroyed before disposal to prevent unauthorized access to confidential information. Many business owners hold the mistaken assumption that erasing, wiping, or reformatting a hard drive serves as a sufficient means of managing secure data. However, the information on physically intact devices can still be retrieved, which may result in a serious breach of confidentiality with substantial legal consequences. Physical destruction is the only guaranteed method for ensuring your information has been adequately destroyed. Modern Waste implements rigorous chain of custody protocols and holds AAA NAID R2V3 Certified, ISO 18001 and OHSAS Certified for crushing hard drives after their data has been thoroughly wiped.

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Shredding Services

Ensuring the confidential information handled by your business stays secure and private requires you to coordinate the daily shredding of important documents. When you choose Modern Waste, we begin by scheduling a security risk assessment conducted by a document security consultant. This trained professional will collect information on any potential security risks, evaluate the specific details, and provide personalized recommendations to develop a custom waste recycling solution for your business. We follow strict protocols regarding the chain of custody, employ the latest technology to destroy your documents, and present a Certificate of Destruction as confirmation.

Battery Recycling

Because batteries contain a range of toxic and flammable materials, improper disposal causes significant damage to the local environment and can severely impact residents’ health. Whether your batteries contain lead, lithium, mercury, zinc, nickel-cadmium, or sulfuric acid, Modern Waste carries R2V3 Certified, ISO 18001 and OHSAS Certified to manage these dangerous materials safely. We handle each stage of battery recycling while following rigorous safety standards. Some batteries that meet specific quality standards can be reused, while nonfunctional batteries are typically disassembled, with useful components removed for later use in manufacturing new products.

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Universal Waste

At Modern Waste , we are committed to offering top-rate protection for your business by creating a waste solution customized to your needs. Implementing industry-leading information security practices, we handle the safe destruction and disposal of your confidential information, from crushing hard drives to shredding documents. By bundling our services into a single plan, we consolidate the multiple recycling processes needed for your business. Instead of hiring and coordinating multiple vendors, you can substantially save time and money by choosing us to develop your comprehensive waste recycling solution.

Compliance & Logistics

Any business involving the creation, collection, storage, disposal, or otherwise handling of confidential information is legally obligated to follow certain government rules regulating how to handle electronic waste and secure data. Modern Waste offers several recycling services that guarantee your business is in compliance with these rules and remains protected from an information breach that could ruin your future. Our team has spent more than 20 years serving health care facilities, prominent financial institutions, security agencies, police forces, and Fortune 500 companies. We provide a range of services and integrate them to develop the perfect waste recycling solution around your needs.

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San Diego, CA, Area Business Recycling & Waste Pickup Service

Modern Waste operates an extensive fleet of trucks along regular routes in San Diego, meaning you never have to sacrifice timely service for quality. To coordinate waste pickup at a specific time, you can schedule a pickup online for any time that works best for you.

Modern Waste provides recycling services for the following items:

  • Electronic waste
  • Documents, shredded paper, and cardboard
  • Batteries of all types
  • Light bulbs, LED lights, fluorescent lamps, and other lights
  • Bottles, glass, cans, and aerosol cans
  • Light bulbs, LED lights, fluorescent lamps, and other lights
  • Additional assorted items for disposal

If you are a San Diego County resident interested in learning more about Modern Waste, contact us today! To inquire about our services or request a price quote, you can call (916) 269-3847, send an email to, or submit the contact form on our website.


Customer Reviews

5 star reviews

Modern Waste was a big help in taking old files and shredding as we prepare for relocation. Thank you for your honesty and integrity in running an outstanding organization.

Tom T.

5 star reviews

Your delivery people were knowledgeable, very helpful, and courteous. They explained everything, packed up what we had on site, and set up the containers for us. They knew what we needed better than we did. Containers are easy to use. Everything’s great so far. Thank you.

Granite Construction
Christine W.

5 star reviews

Excellent service! Polite, fast and efficient. If I have questions about services provided and ways to make our branch more efficient, they always have an answer.

Bay Alarm
Sean P.