Solid Waste Services
Electronic Waste (eWaste) Recycling
Options for eWaste Recycling
- Visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Web site for recycling options offered by the individual computer manufacturers. As of Sept. 1, 2008, all computer manufacturers are required to offer free and convenient recycling options for the equipment they manufacture.
- Conduct an Internet search for companies that are accepting and in some cases offering rebates for electronic items such as MP3 players, wireless phones, electronic camcorders etc. Some stores such as CostCo and RadioShack offer trade-in programs for computers, monitors, digital cameras, camcorders, game systems and other gadgets.
- Take unwanted eWaste to one of the City of Fort Worth’s three drop-off stations for recycling. The drop-off stations will accept computer equipment, many other electronic items and up to two televisions per Fort Worth household every six months. These items will then be recycled under an agreement that the city has with Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. Goodwill also accepts these items at their donation centers.
- Texas law now provides for the eWaste disposal of televisions and computers. Additional information will be available in the last quarter of 2011.
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