If you're wondering what to do with your old electronics, e-cycle St. Louis is your answer! This exciting new consumer electronics collection program has been developed by the St. Louis Regional Partnership for Electronics Recovery to encourage reuse and recycling of unwanted electronics in our region.
Electronics often contain useful materials such as precious metals, glass, and plastics that should be recovered rather than buried in a landfill. On the flip side, the heavy metals and other toxic materials found in many electronics can be harmful to the environment if the products are not properly managed. Examples of potentially harmful materials are lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and even PCBs (in some TVs and computers made prior to the early 1980s).
To ensure electronics are managed in an environmentally safe manner, the Partnership has registered numerous facilities in the area as official collection sites for e-cycle St. Louis. Click here to find a location near you.
Did You Know?
Americans have discarded up to 154 million computers in the past 20 years. Where do they all go? Unfortunately, many have ended up in landfills. Be sure to keep your old electronics out of landfills!
Special Note For Businesses, Non-Profits, SchoolsDid you know that all businesses, non-profits, schools, and public agencies in Missouri are required by law to properly manage certain end-of-life electronics that may be classified as hazardous waste under Missouri law? Computer monitors, televisions, circuit boards, and other electronics contain excess heavy metals so they cannot be disposed of in the trash. In addition to e-cycle St. Louis collection sites , there are several options available in the St. Louis region, including reuse and recycling. Contact a local recycler or click here for more proper waste management options and regulatory requirements.