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Electronic Waste (e-waste)

Information about electronic waste.

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life."

What is E -Waste?

Computers, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products that can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, e-waste is becoming a larger part of our waste.

Where To Recycle E-Waste

You can recycle your e-waste at our Eagle Rock Convenience Center.

Accepted E-Waste

  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Fax Machines
  • CPUs
  • CRT Monitors
  • Printed Circuit Boards
  • Mice
  • Typewriters
  • DVD and VHS Players
  • Stereo Equipment
  • iPods
  • Thumb Drives
  • Hard Drives
  • LCD Monitors
  • Scanners
  • Cables and Cords
  • Memory Devices
  • Telephones and Cell Phones
  • Drills and Small Tools
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • Plotters
  • Modems
  • Keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Cameras

Not Accepted for E-Waste Recycling

The items below are not e-waste, but most can be recycled for their metal or plastic content and are acceptable items to place in your blue curbside recycling cart.

  • Toasters
  • Small Household Appliances
  • Blenders
  • Sewing Machines
  • TVs (TVs can not be placed in your blue cart. Please call 311 for pickup.)

Disposal Fees

  • Residential and Commercial Loads: $ 5.25 per load (Including Tax)
  • Unsecured Load Fee: $5.82 Extra (including tax)

A Growing Problem

Research has estimated that nearly 75 percent of old electronics are in storage in part because consumers are uncertain of how to manage these materials. In addition, the computer industry is continually marketing new and improved products. As manufacturers make these technological advances, consumers follow the saying, “Out with the old and in with the new”. As a result, an overwhelming influx of e-waste is bombarding the world and challenging it to create an environmentally conscious disposal process.

E-waste that is not recycled often ends up in landfills. As a result, toxic substances commonly found in electronics such as lead, cadmium, and mercury have the capability of contaminating land, air, and water. Computers contain an average of 6 pounds of lead. Accumulation of these substances in the environment is toxic to humans, animals, plants, and microorganisms.