Did you know many components of electronic equipment (including metals, plastic, and glass) can be recycled, while others may present environmental hazards if not managed correctly? Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, cannot be disposed of in your curbside trash collection and must be handled properly.
How to Dispose of E-Waste
Phone or email Republic Services at 800-299-4898 or email@example.com prior to placing items at the curb. Inform them of what types of items are to be included (for example, 1 computer, 1 printer, etc.). Items will not be picked up without scheduling a pickup and homeowner is subject to a fine.
Place items on the curb after noon on the day preceding collection. If items are not picked up, be sure to remove the items before 6 am the following day.
Label each item. Place a sticker or label on the item and mark it with your address (no need to include your name or phone number).
Eligible items include computer monitors, television sets, TV/VCR combos, computer peripheral items (CPUs, mice, keyboards, printers and scanners), personal electronics (cell phones, radios, alarm clocks and hair dryers), and large appliances.
Recycling Services Offered by Computer Manufacturers
Many computer manufacturers recycle old computer equipment (most at no charge) when purchasing a new computer through their online website or a qualified retailer. The following manufacturers offer a computer recycling program, trade-in and/or asset recovery services: