ELECTRONIC WASTE – SPECIAL COLLECTION
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is collected on first Wednesday of every month by LRS.
As part of the additional services offered by (LRS), residents can put out E-waste (electronics) to be recycled on the first Wednesday of the month, which will be picked up at the same day as refuse, recycling and yard waste.
What is considered E-Waste?
E-Waste includes (but is not limited to) computers, computer monitors, televisions, printers, keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, computer mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, or small-scale servers.
Common E-Waste Items (Acceptable and Unacceptable)
The following electronics will be accepted: cables, cable boxes, cameras, cash registers, cell phones, copiers, cords, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, printers (and cartridges), projectors, radios, satellite dishes, stereos, typewriters, VCRs, video games.
The following household items will be accepted: blenders, bread makers, carpet sweepers, coffee makers, clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, landline phones, metal tools, mixers, remotes, shaving equipment, toaster ovens, and vacuum cleaners (without bags).
Items Not Accepted
The following items will not be accepted: large appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washers, dryers), air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).
Will there be a charge for E-Waste Curbside Collection?
The LRS E-Waste curbside collection program is a sticker-based program. The same sticker that is used for garbage and yard waste can also be used for E-Waste. The cost for handling E-Waste varies depending on the item. A different number of stickers will be required depending on how much E-Waste is placed at the curb. Please see the information below.
How many stickers are required for E-Waste?
- 1 (One) sticker – one (1) small, E-Waste Item (such as a computer mouse or digital disc player)
- 5 (Five) stickers – one (1) brown paper bag (small bundle) of E-Waste items (such as a keyboard, video cassette recorder or computer mouse)
- 10 (Ten) stickers – one (1) TV or computer monitor
How will the collection driver know I have placed E-Waste out for collection?
Please keep E-Waste separated from regular garbage, recycling or yard waste. E-Waste items should be placed inside a clear plastic bag or paper bag clearly marked, ‘E-WASTE’. TVs and monitors should be placed on the opposite side of the driveway or at least 5 feet away from regular garbage, recycling or yard waste, and/or carts.
For questions on the LRS curbside E-Waste collection, please call 630.581.8650 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.