Why Electronics Should Be Recycled?
Due to ongoing technological advancement, many electronic products become obsolete within a very short period of time. This creates a large surplus of unwanted electronic products, or so called "e-waste." Disposing of e-waste in landfills has the potential to cause severe human and environmental health problems. To avoid these risks, unwanted electronics should be recycled. This practice will help to recover or reuse the products. In many cases materials like metals (copper, steel and aluminum), glass, and plastics are recovered or used in a new electronic products. Some examples of electronic components that are hazardous or toxic for humans and that can pollute the environment are lead, mercury, cadium and nickle, commonly found in circuit boards; in the glass cathode ray tube (CRT) found in many televisions and computers monitors, and in many flat panel displays and rechargeable batteries. Recycling these materials reduces the risk of contaminating the environment.
Collier County now collects electronics in all of the Drop-off Recycling Centers. Examples include but not limited to the following:
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Amplifiers with speakers
- Cell Phones
In addition, Collier County picks up electronics curbside on your regularly scheduled recycling collection day. To schedule a pick up, call Customers Service at (239) 252-2380 at least 48 hours prior to your recycling collection day. Regular hours for Customer Service are Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.