Recycling Opportunities for North Carolina Households
Effective July 1, 2011, North Carolina has banned the disposal of computer equipment and televisions. Households across the state have many options for helping the disposal ban be successful, while also helping conserve resources and returning valuable materials to the economy. Follow the links below to discover the many opportunities to reduce and recycle computer equipment, televisions, and other electronics.
Tips for Households on Reducing Electronic Wastes
Electronics are expensive items - making them last as long as possible gives your family the highest value and helps prevent wasteful use of energy and natural resources:
If your television, computer or other electronic device has finally reached the end of its useful life, remember to recycle! Many local governments across North Carolina offer public electronics recycling programs. There are also many electronics manufacturer recycling programs as well as opportunities to recycle electronics through retail outlets. And charitable donations are also a possible option for things like cell phones, functioning computers and other electronics.
Most North Carolina counties and some municipalities offer electronics collection services through public drop-off locations. Contact your local solid waste and recycling office to learn more about electronics recycling options.
Many North Carolina communities have also received funding from the state to help operate electronics recycling programs. To see the list of counties and municipalities who have made themselves eligible for program funding, visit: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/sw/electronics
N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service • Mailing Address: 1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1639 • Physical Address: 217 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 • Toll Free: (877) 623-6748