Electronics recycling includes everything from small devices such as cell phones and digital cameras to large devices such as televisions and desktop computers. It is illegal to discard of electronic waste in the trash. Most computer monitors and televisions contain about five pounds of lead. Computers also contain other elements that, if improperly disposed of, can be environmental hazards (including metals and rechargeable batteries).
Where can you Recycle Electronics in a Secure and Environmentally-Safe Way?
There are several companies and municipalities in the Monroe County area that will accept electronics from residents. Residents should call or visit the website of their local municipality to see if recycling programs are offered. The ecopark offers recycling to residents for a wide range of electronics, listed here, where you will also find a list of other local electronics recycling locations that can also be utilized by businesses.
Effective 1/1/15, residents cannot dispose of certain electronic in their trash and waste collectors cannot pick it up. Businesses/not-for-profits are required by law to recycle most e-waste.
Most computer manufacturers also offer recycling options for electronic equipment.