Did you give someone a new gadget this holiday? Or did you receive something shiny and new yourself? Oregon E-Cycles offers options to recycle old electronics and the program expanded on January 1, 2015.
Computers, monitors and TVs are not allowed in curbside garbage and cannot be disposed of at landfills or incinerators.
Starting January 1, 2015, you can recycle your computer “peripherals” – keyboards and mice – as well as desktop printers.
Oregon E-Cycles is a free electronics recycling program for old computers, monitors and TVs you no longer need or want. This includes laptops and tablets.
You can recycle a maximum of seven items at a time. There are 270 collection facilities and recyclers throughout the state and several locations in the Portland-metro area.
Reuse and repair is even better
Of course, if your electronics are still in good working order, look for donation options at Find a Recycler. If your gadget needs a repair you might be able to fix with expertise at a local Repair Café event.
Interested in finding a collection site near you?
Call1-888-5-ECYCLE (1-800-532-9253) or find a location online.
Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.