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UW for Residents - E-Waste and CRTs


Electronic devices...

such as: televisions, computer monitors and other video display devices, computers, printers, videocassette recorders (VCRs), cell phones, telephones, radios and microwave ovens.  These devices often contain heavy metals like lead, cadmium, copper and chromium.
 

Where can I dispose of e-waste devices?

Look for a participating e-waste retailer or recycler at E-Recycle.Org.
 

Recycling working cell phones:

Cell phones are considered hazardous waste when no longer of use (broken or not) but, beginning on July 6, 2006, cell phone retailers must accept used phones.  Before then, look for a participating e-waste retailer, recycler or collection program.

For additional questions, you can contact:
Regulatory Assistance Officers
(800) 728-6942, or (800) 72TOXIC

 
 
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