Electronic waste (e-waste) is anything with a power cord or power source: laptops, TVs, cell phones, and even electric toothbrushes.
🖼️ The big picture: As much as 40% of the heavy metals in U.S. landfills come from the electronics we throw away instead of recycling.
- Drop off items at a city or county transfer station like the Dallas County Home Chemical Collections Center — they take e-waste, batteries, florescent bulbs, chemicals and more.
- Call a junk removal company. Junkluggers sorts your items for you and donates or recycles everything that doesn’t need to go to the landfill.
🎉 Attend or host an e-waste recycling event! More info here. This is a great fundraiser for schools, religious organizations and HOA’s/neighborhood associations.
⚠️ Getting rid of a computer? Be sure to ask for a Certificate of Destruction to make sure your data remains safe.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Wrap up January right and get rid of those old electronics!