New Disposal Options Now In Effect--
Find Out If Your City is
Participating in Broward County's Drop-Off Programs
Options for the disposal of household hazardous waste, electronics, bulk waste and yard waste have changed as of October 1, 2013. Find out if your city is participating in the household hazardous waste/electronics recycling drop-off program.
Residents of Participating Cities May Bring: Computers, Monitors, Laptops, Keyboards. Mice, Printers, Televisions, DVD and VCR Players, Copiers, Fax Machines, Cell Phones, Chargers, Rechargeable Batteries, Scanners, Keyboards
These Items Are Not Accepted: Stereos or Speakers, Microwaves, Alkaline Batteries, Small Appliances, Business-Generated Items
Items are recycled, refurbished or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
Additional Electronics Recycling Options
Many retailers and manufacturers offer e-cycling programs. For a list of participants, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or research by zip code at Earth 911.
Click here for information about the disposal of rechargeable batteries.
Regular Household Batteries
Common household alkaline batteries, such as AA and D, are safe to dispose of in your regular garbage. The Federal Battery Act of 1996 prohibited the use of mercury in household batteries, resulting in an alkaline battery that is no longer considered toxic by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Why Recycle Electronics?
- You'll help decrease the amount of toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium that enter the environment.
Valuable natural resources such as gold, copper and nickel are recovered in the e-cycling process and returned to market in new products.
It takes less energy to recover and recycle natural resources than to mine them from the earth, reducing the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
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