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Jun 15

What Exactly is E-Waste?

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 9:09 AM by Regina Connelly

What Exactly is E-Waste

Electronic waste (or E-Waste) is loosely defined as consumer and business electronic equipment that has reached the end of its useful life. These can be hazardous when improperly thrown away, as many contain some form of harmful materials such as mercury and lead. And because almost all e-waste items contain some form of recyclable material (like plastic, glass and metals) not turning them in for proper disposal is totally a missed opportunity!

E-waste is created from anything electronic:

  • Audio equipment
  • Cameras
  • CD players
  • Cell phones
  • Circuit boards
  • Computers (laptops and desktops)
  • Computer mice
  • Copiers
  • Fax machines
  • Gaming devices
  • Monitors
  • MP3 players
  • Printers
  • Projection equipment
  • Receivers and transmitters
  • Servers
  • Speakers
  • Stereos
  • Tablets
  • Televisions
  • VCRs

To help make it easier for you to dispose of these items, visit the Electronics Waste page to find places to repair your broken electronics and also where you can drop-off your unwanted electronics.