Appliance and Electronics Recycling Guide
Over the years, we tend to give a lot of thought and research into purchasing new appliances and electronics.
However when it comes to disposing of these products, these non-biodegradable materials usually end up in
landfills. You can do your part to keep recyclable electronics, such as air conditioners, cell phones, clothes
washers and dryers, computers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, and televisions, from becoming buried in the
earth. By taking the time to recycle, you can help to conserve national resources, such as water, timber, and
minerals and protect the environment for future generations. There are several things that we can do to reduce
the amount of waste that is generated and sent to landfills. Families can challenge themselves by limiting the
amount of recyclable appliances and electronics put on the curb and put effort towards sustaining our environment.
- Ozone Layer Protection: The United
States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduces a frequently asked question page about safe disposal of
refrigerated household appliances.
- Energy Star Recycling: Find information
on how to save energy at home, as well as how to recycle refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and other appliances
such as air conditioners.
Vehicle Air Conditioner: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency provides a guide to the disposal of chlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs) and motor vehicle air conditioners.
- Recycling Wireless Telephones:
Find statistics and general information on how to recycle wireless telephones and the results of improper waste disposal.
- Recycle Electronics: Learn about the benefits
of electronic recycling and the methods of recycling used electronics, such as cell phones.
- Clothes Washer Disposal and Recycling: Take action to prevent appliances,
such as clothes washers, from piling in landfills and participate in an appliance recycling program.
- Repair, Replace, or Recycle:
Guide to help determine whether you should repair, replace or recycle a broken appliance, such as a washing machine.
Appliance Recycling: Learn about the concerns about the ozone layer and how recycling appliances, such as clothes
dryers, can help to protect it.
- Pointless PC Pollution: The World Watch Institute provides statistics
and information on computer pollution and recycling.
- Computer Recycling Center:
Donate old or un-used computers to the Computer Recycle Center (CRC) to be re-used first, and then recycled.
- Recycling of TVs and Computers: Learn about the three
R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, and the legality of recycling computers the proper way.
- Green Guide to
Recycling: Find information on recycling appliances and electronics, such as a microwave.
- Recycling Council: Here you will find general information
on places to bring a microwave for recycling purposes.
- Electronic Waste: Learn about ways to recycle electronics,
such as computers and televisions, and the importance of banning landfills.
- Recycle Your Old Television: Here you
will find information and resources on how to dispose of your old or non-working TV sets.
- Earth 911: Find recycling centers in your area to properly dispose of old appliances
and electronics, such as TVs, computers, and refrigerators.
General Recycling Resources
- Commonly Recycled Materials: Here you will find a
guide to all types of recycled materials, including plastic, glass, aluminum, steel, and paper.
- Waste and Recycling: This electronics recycling page educates families
about electronics recycling and donations, reuse, drop-off, and mail-in program options.
- How to Recycle Common Materials: List of commonly
used materials and how to dispose of them the proper way.
- What Do I Do with Appliances: Follow
the steps to find a list of businesses and organizations that will accept and recycle your unwanted appliances and electronics
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The Environmental Health and Safety
organization provides green tips on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials and save money.
- Where Old Appliances Go to Die: Find statistics, information
on landfills, and what happens when you recycle appliances.