The rapid pace of change in the field of electronics has made home appliances and office equipment affordable and widely used. Much of this equipment adds to a steadily increasing waste stream. E-scrap, or e-waste, refers to electronic products that have finished their useful life. This includes televisions and monitors, computers, computer peripherals, audio and stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, video cameras, telephones, fax and copying machines, cellular phones, wireless devices, and video game consoles.
Many businesses throughout Kansas collect and process e-scrap. KOR urges every person to locate the business nearest them for the safe and environmentally appropriate way to dispose of worn out and out-of-date electronic items.
The following website is designed to help you locate locations across Kansas where e-waste is accepted: www.kansasrecycles.org
KDHE has an informative site we suggest you visit: www.ksewaste.org/
The National Center for Electronics - 1800Recycling.com This is a resource for electronics recycling. Through the phone service, mobile app and website, 1800Recycling.com offers a database of recycling opportunities searchable by material and ZIP code.
Electronics Take Back Programs – www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm#mftr. List of retailers and manufacturers that have committed to collecting, reusing, or recycling old electronics.
EPA Plug Into E-Cycling – www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/index.htm EPA’s campaign to encourage recycling of consumer electronics.
My Green Electronics – www.mygreenelectronics.org/ Consumer Electronics Association - Learn about the 4 R’s and electronics.
Where can I donate my old E-Waste? – www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm EPA's listing to local, manufacturer and government sponsored programs.
E-scrap takes up valuable landfill space and contains substances that should be disposed of in an environmentally appropriate manner. The following substances can be found in e-scrap: