Wednesday, August 22, 2007
From our mail bag:
Can old electronics, such as TVs and microwaves, be brought to household hazardous waste or to the transfer station?
Thanks for your question, C.!
Sorry, we do not accept small household electronic items -- such as TVs, microwaves, and phones, for example -- in either our electronics or hazardous waste programs.
If the items still work, consider offering them to a neighbor on your local Freecycle group, or using our Use It Again guide for donation ideas.
If they do not work, please dispose of them as trash or (recyclable!) scrap metal. Depending on the size of your items, and how many you have to dispose of at one time, you may need to schedule a bulk trash collection. For larger items that are more than half metal (like microwaves), schedule a scrap metal recycling collection. Both of these collections must be requested at least one day before your collection day.