E-waste is defined as unwanted or end of life electronics or electrical devices and their parts. Simply put, anything with a battery or a cord can and should be recycled.
Why should E-waste be recycled?
E- Waste contains hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, and cadmium that can cause real and lasting damage to our environment and public health.
What is Universal Waste?
Universal waste is a special classification of hazardous waste with special treatment and handling criteria set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Universal waste consists of batteries, most light bulbs, and all mercury (Hg) containing devices.
Why should universal waste be recycled?
Universal waste contains mercury, acids and other hazardous materials. Additionally, Federal and State laws require that these materials be managed properly.
What is Appliance Waste?
Appliance waste, also known as “white goods”, are household goods such as microwaves, toasters, washers, dryers and ovens.
Why should appliance waste be recycled?
Appliance Waste items are large and take up a lot of landfill volume. Most items also contain hazardous substances such as refrigerants, oils, circuit boards, PCB capacitors, and mercury.