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Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
E-Cycle Your E-Waste

Small consumer electronics (computers, monitors, televisions, printers, keyboards, mice, scanners, faxes, phones, VCRs, cell phones) are referred to as E-Waste.

Every year, 3.2 million tons of electronic scrap is thrown away in our country.
E-Waste is America's fastest-growing waste and is a huge percentage of toxic
waste in landfills. Electronics contain the toxic chemicals lead oxide, mercury, nickel,
zinc and cadmium. They are very hazardous to humans and the

E-waste Can

The Good News
  • Electronics can be refurbished, reused or recycled.
  • Working TVs, monitors, computers can be sold or donated.
  • Recycling electronics recovers valuable metals for reuse.
  • Many companies recycle computers and cell phones when you purchase a new one.

How Can You Help?
  • Keep cell phones as long as possible before replacing.
  • Donate old phones to organizations for repair and distribution.
  • Maintain computers as long as possible.
  • Buy only what you need. For example, do you need a new computer or only a hard drive or memory?