Household Electronics Program Change
What is the change?
As of October 1, 2022, collected household electronics will be sent to the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility, not to a private recycler. Household electronics that are placed in the garbage will be processed with regular garbage at the Solid Waste Disposal Complex, which includes the WTE Facility.
What to Do
- For working household electronics:
- Locate a donation center or electronics recycler through the Where Does It Go? Search Tool.
- For non-working household electronics:
- Repair the item; or
- Place in the garbage. Household electronics will be processed with regular garbage at the Solid Waste Disposal Complex, which includes the WTE Facility.
- For bulky household electronics that do not fit in garbage bins (like televisions):
- Take the item to an electronics recycler; or
- Contact your municipality or hauler about bulky waste collection options.
- For household electronic items with rechargeable batteries:
- Do not place the item in garbage or recycling collection containers (rechargeable batteries can cause fires when compressed and harm workers and the environment).
- Take the item to a drop off location using the Where Does It Go? Search Tool.
This program change does not affect businesses.
- Businesses are advised to recycle electronic waste through electronics recyclers or take-back programs, which can be found on the Where Does It Go? Search Tool.
- The Department of Solid Waste will continue to provide monthly Business Electronic and Chemical Collection events.
For more information about this program change:
- View the FAQs
- View Bulky Waste Pick-Up Options
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org