E-waste is a popular name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.”
Examples of e-waste are: computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines.
Products may contain hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, lithium, brominated flame retardants, phosphorous coatings, and PVC plastics that create dioxins when burned.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart procurement and good maintenance.
Reuse still functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone who can still use it.
Recycle those products that cannot be repaired. In Maine, municipalities must ensure that their residents have a collection site or event that will take “covered electronic devices” for recycling. Check with your local municipality. Dell Reconnect is a partnership with Goodwill® that provides free and responsible computer recycling − of any brand and in any condition − at over 2,000 Goodwill locations throughout the United States. You can also recycle used electronics and appliances at any Best Buy.