How to recycle old electronics

Technology is a wonderful thing. It allows us to stay connected with each other and the world around us. However, the digital world is always spinning and providing newer, faster, more convenient smartphones, tablets and computers. So what to do with those outdated electronics?

Throwing them away is not the answer. Electronics contain valuable metals that manufacturers can recover from your device and use to make new products. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District has several suggestions on how to “recycle right” when it comes to electronics:

  • Exchange. Several large retailers offer electronic “take back” programs that will recycle your old computer when you purchase a new one from the same company. The District’s website has a list of these programs
  • Recycle at an authorized recycling center. HamiltonCountyRecycles.org has a list off year round outlets and upcoming electronics recycling events
  • Give your electronic devices a new life by ensuring the valuable resources contained inside are recycled. If you have questions about electronics recycling, call our Recycling Hotline at 946-7766
Michelle Balz is the Assistant Solid Waste District Manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

Michelle Balz is the Assistant Solid Waste District Manager for the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

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