How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers!

It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone?

With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You can place them in your drawers and closets, but eventually, you will need to get rid of them.

Should I place discarded electronic items in one of my carts?
  • My blue bin? No! Don’t do that because they can cause damage to recycling facility equipment and harm workers.
  • My black bin? Well, not quite. Garbage placed in black bins will end up in landfills. Electronics can be recycled in an environmentally safe way instead of being buried in a landfill.
  • Learn about different carts here:  Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart
The correct thing to do is dropping off your old electronics at one of the following locations:
Some examples of appliances and electronics that City landfills accept:
  • Small appliances (hairdryers, irons, toasters, shavers, vacuums)
  • Audio visual (calculators, radios, headphones and earbuds, microphones)
  • Telecom (landline phones, modems, and routers)
  • Power and air tools (drills, grinders, circular saws)
  • Games, toys, and music (action figures, toy robots, toy vehicles, guitars)
  • And more:

* Remember to remove personal data before dropping off electronics.

Word of the Day:

Earbud: a very small earphone

For more information, please visit Electronics Recycling for Residents.  

For more recycling information, visit Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers!