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.
 
Recycling Helps...
  • 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