What is considered electronic waste?
E-Waste includes items such as computers, monitors, printers, TV's, DVD players, cell phones, and hand held devices. E-Waste does not include the traditional large appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and microwaves, which can be left out for bulky item pickup.
Electronic waste continues to grow rapidly as our electronic equipment wears out or is replaced with newer equipment and technology. Unfortunately, electronics contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, among others.
Most computers monitors and TV's contain a cathode ray tube (CRT) which can contain 3 to 6 pounds of lead, a hazardous material that should not be landfilled or burned in Waste to Energy facilities. In addition, computers and other electronic equipment contains small amounts of mercury and hexavalent chromium which also should not be burned or landfilled.
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