Electronic Waste DisposalPosted
So it finally happened. Your trusted TV has finally “kicked the bucket” or maybe your old laptop’s hard drive finally gave up. Not only do you have to find some way to replace it, it is important to remember that you cannot throw these items away in your regular trash collection. Don’t worry though; there are other ways to dispose of this material. Keep reading for more information!
As of January 24, 2013, the Covered Devices Recycling Act prohibits residents and businesses from placing their electronic waste at the curb or in their trash. Additionally, haulers are prohibited from taking the items. What items are included under the Covered Devices Recycling Act? Covered devices include:
- Desktop Computers
- Computer peripherals like your keyboard, mouse, printer and speakers
- E-readers that browse the internet
So now that you know what a covered device is, what do you do with them? Since we are unable to collect these items, we have provided some contact information of authorities that can handle such material here. For more information on great recycling tips, please visit www.earth911.com.
Have any other questions about recycling? Check out our recycling page on our site or our recycle guidelines available to you at any time. More tips are available on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well.