Recycling Computers and TVs
Computers, laptops, monitors, separated computer circuit boards and televisions contain heavy metals. Waste Management supports environmentally responsible management of electronics.
In Minnesota Cathode-Ray Tubes (CRTs) are now banned from the trash. A CRT is the display device used in most computer monitors and televisions. While these items are not prohibited from the trash in Iowa, Waste Management is encouraging electronics recycling where ever possible.
You can also recycle many other electronic items, including computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard, cables, printer, scanner, speakers, etc.), cell phones, hand-held devices, photocopiers, fax machines, stereos, VCRs, and DVD players.
For information on Waste Management's eCycling (electronic recycling) and availability in your area, please call our customer service
Did You Know?
A computer monitor can contain more than 5 pounds of lead!