The high demand for the latest electronic equipment, such as computers and
cell phones, has accelerated our nation's electronic waste or "e-waste" drastically.
Improperly discarded electronic equipment makes up more than half of the
toxic heavy metals, including lead and mercury, found in our landfills today.
These hazardous materials can leech into the surrounding air, water and
soil supplies and contaminate them.
Recycling electronics helps reduce pollution that would be generated while
manufacturing a new product as well as the need to extract valuable and limited
virgin resources. It also reduces the energy used in new product manufacturing.
- Conserve natural resources
- Support the community
- Create local jobs. Recycling creates 6 times as many jobs as land filling.
Electronic items that are considered to be hazardous include, but are not limited to:
- TV and Computer Monitors
- LCD desktop and laptop monitors
- Plasma TVs
- LCD televisions and portable DVD players