Electronic waste (e-waste) is certainly all over the world today. With new technology coming out constantly, outdated electronics probably clutter your home or office. It can be hard to know what to do with them once you upgrade. Let’s not forget about all the batteries that people change in their lifetime; those are also classified as e-waste. In this post, we hope to clarify the proper way to dispose of your outdated TV, cell phone or computer while considering the environmental impacts of disposal.
Electronic WasteThe nitty gritty of how to dispose of your electronics can be oddly specific, so here’s the basic breakdown:
TV’s, Computers, Cell phones
- Your local HHW Facility will usually take these things for free.
- Electronics recycling companies may accept items from the public for a small fee.
- You can also find online companies that accept a range of electronics for recycling; some companies even offer to pay for certain things such as cell phones and tablets that no longer work or are outdated.
- Cell phone repair shops often accept recently outdated cell phones and tablets.
- Check with your local solid waste district or city hall for other collection sites near you.