Effective July 1, 2011, North Carolina has banned the disposal of computer equipment and televisions. Businesses and other non-household entities have many options for complying with the disposal ban, which helps to conserve resources and return valuable materials to the economy. Opportunities to recycle computer equipment, televisions and other electronics include:
- Contact your local government recycling program to find out if they accept electronics from businesses.
- Check NC DEQ's Division of Waste Management list of registered electronics recyclers.
- Search the NC Recycling Markets Directory to find companies that recycle computer equipment and televisions.
- Check with the manufacturer of your equipment - many offer takeback or recycling programs to business customers:
- NC DEQ's Division of Waste Management maintains a list of computer equipment manufacturers registered in North Carolina.
- EPA provides a list of manufacturer recycling programs from participants of the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge
- The Electronics TakeBack Coalition, an advocacy group promoting green design and responsible recycling of electronics, provides information about manufacturer takeback programs.
- Depending on the nature and quality of the equipment, retail takeback programs may be available.
If you need assistance finding a recycler for your business electronics, contact Sandy Skolochenko at (919) 707-8147.