Electronic and universal waste, such as fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash or landfill bin because they contain poisonous heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium that can pollute groundwater near landfills and pose harmful effects on public health.
These wastes include: batteries, fluorescent bulbs, computers, monitors, cords, phones, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, microwave ovens, or iPods.
Examples of E-Waste:
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Cell phones
- Computer monitors
- Computer peripherals, including mice & keyboards
- Digital clocks
- Fax machines
- Hand-held electronics
- Microwaves and other small household appliances
Recology Eel River takes all the hassle out of recycling electronic waste. Serving all of Humboldt County with our free E-Waste drop off. We make it as convenient as possible to recycle all of your obsolete and unwanted computers, PC monitors, printers, fax machines, TVs, cell phones and all other electronic equipment.
Drop off your items at the following locations: