Waste Management

Electronic Waste

ComputerTrash.jpgIncludes cell phones, computers and peripheral equipment, pagers, radios, VCRs, DVDs, answering machines, microwaves, and TVs. Computer and TV screens can contain several pounds of lead as well as other toxins.

Municipal Collection

Many towns collect electronics for a fee.


At these stores: Best Buy takes most electronics that are not over-sized for $10 each (you get a gift certificate for $10 in return)—up to two items per day per household. They also take small appliances. Some companies have a take-back program of old computers if you buy a new computer from them.