Electronic Waste and Demolition
You may find electronic items in residential properties awaiting demolition.
|Electronics may contain hazardous substances
Older televisions and computer monitors with cathode ray tubes contain an average of four pounds of lead and may require special handling.
- Electronics Donation and Recycling
- Where can I donate or recycle my old computer and other electronic products? - Many organizations accept electronics for reuse.
- Some states have specific laws and policies governing the recycling of electronics.
- Check with your local solid waste management district office to identify management options. Your local household hazardous waste facility may accept residential electronics.
- Electronics manufacturers and retailers may have collection programs in your area.
- You can use the Disaster Debris Recovery Database to locate recyclers and other waste management facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio or Wisconsin.
- Certified Electronics Recyclers - EPA encourages debris managers to choose certified recyclers. These recyclers have demonstrated to an accredited, independent third-party auditor that they meet specific standards to safely recycle and manage electronics. Currently, two accredited certification standards exist:
- the Responsible Recycling Practices (R2)
- and the e-Stewards® standards.