What is e-waste?

In today’s fast paced technical world, Electronic Waste – or E-Waste – is the fastest growing portion of the municipal waste stream. For each new product, one or more becomes outdated or obsolete. Consequently, Americans are storing or discarding older electronic products faster than ever.

E-Waste means electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Often, they contain recyclable components that have value if properly recycled. They also often have hazardous constituents such as lead, mercury and flame retardants that can pose an environmental or health threat if not properly handled.

What To DO

Residents of RRRASOC Member Communities may bring e-waste to household hazardous waste collection events. These events provide residents with an opportunity to safely discard or recycle hazardous items, including e-waste. Click here to get a full list of upcoming events.

Examples of E-Waste Acceptable Items

  • Desktop Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Scanners
  • Other Computer Peripherals
  • DVD & VHS Players
  • Radios
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Electrical/Extension Cords
  • Christmas Tree Lights
  • Cellular Telephones
  • Household Telephones
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Cameras and Camcorders
  • Televisions
  • MP3 Players

Unacceptable Items

  • Household Appliances
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air Conditioners