E-waste, which is anything that is electronic, has quickly become a huge issue in the landfills. Filled with toxins like mercury and silicon, it’s extremely important to properly recycle electronic waste. There are several programs around Earth Day to help you recycle your electronic waste in an easy and inexpensive fashion.
If you or your work is in downtown DC, you will be able to recycle your electronic waste at the loading dock of 1601 K Street NW. Items you can dispose of include:
- Answering machines
- CDs & DVDs
- Cell phones
- Fax Machines
- Hard drives & CPUs
- Keyboards & Mice
The pallet will be picked up on Thursday, April 22nd in the morning, so bring everything you want to recycle prior to this date.
If downtown DC is not convenient for your, the Environmental Protection Agency will offer the 4th annual eCycling event; free electronic recycling for all those in the DC area at the Plateau at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland on Saturday, April 24. The EPA will accept your unwanted computer and computer-related equipment (computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, etc.) and cell phones for free recycling from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Plateau, National Harbor. It’s important to remember to remove your data from computers or cell phones before submitting it for recycling.