Recycling televisions and monitors: Best Buy will accept up to 3 per month for $25 per unit.
EPC 3941 Harry S Truman Blvd., St Charles , MO 63301 636-443-1999 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
*R2 certification (sometimes referred to as responsible recycling certification) is a company level certification based on the R2 standard overseen by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This certification is intended for electronics recyclers. Certification is issued by third party certifying bodies)
For paint and household chemical recycling, consider Earthbound Recycling in Eureka, MO. It is fee-based ($.25 per pound) and the liquid must be in its original container with the label. Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They also accept scrap metal and single-stream recycling along with certain electronics.
For hazardous household chemical recycling, St. Louis County Department of Health has opened its new recycling center at 291 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125 this Spring of 2013.
Web Innovations and Technology Services (WITS), a not-for-profit organization, has a convenient website to schedule a drop-off for electronics. They will not take the older CRT (glass domed-front; deep back) TV's
A list of accepted items WITS does take includes:
Computers, laptops, monitors , printers, cables and peripherals (keyboard and mouse, etc.).
Networking equipment, telecommunications, phones, clocks, etc.
VCR's, stereos and audio/video/satellite/cable equipment.
Home electronics, blenders, toasters, etc.
All white goods, including washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces and A/C equipment ($5-10 fee if freon).
Electrical, cabling and communication machinery and equipment.
Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
Old motors, transformers and all electrical equipment.
Car and lead-containing batteries.
DVD's, cassettes, DAT and all types of software. ($.25lb charge)
Absolutely no paints, tires, chemicals/hazardous, wood products or console TV's will be accepted.
Businesses and residents also may request low-cost pickup services. All donations, fees and costs are tax-deductible.
For more information, email email@example.com.
PC Plan-it Computer Company
20 Sanders Dr
O Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 636 272-3373
Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
PC Plan-it offers FREE recycling services for consumers and business. PC Plan-it processes 2+ tons of outdated or dead technology every month. Hardware is demanufactured and processed in our 2,000 square foot facility ensuring our landfills stay clean. We can provide proof of destruction certificates for businesses needing data destruction validation. For local businesses we can in most cases offer free pickup and recycling. We have a 24' enclosed trailer so no job is too big! If you are a business, please contact us for a possible buy-out of your equipment.
So if you have old equipment taking up valuable space, give us a call or drop off at our store for an easy green solution!
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A website mentioned by a young reader, Marcus, contains great information (copy and paste address): http://www.partstap.com/repair-the-environment-an-experts-guide-to-recycling-appliances-electronics.aspx
Another valuable website: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Guide-to-Recycling-Appliances-and-Electronics.aspx
This is a new link called http://www.ecyclestlouis.org/search.php for additional locations of drop-off areas for your outdated electronics. (copy and paste address)
Electronics Doesn't Have to Be Difficult
It's called e-waste or electronic waste. Every year
there are tons of discarded computers, printers, scanners, fax machines,
keyboards, and cellphones. The new models that seem to go on sale every day
means more e-waste, especially when it comes to televisions .
In 2009, when analog signals go away for good,
replaced by digital signals, many people are expected to replace old televisions
with newer models. Environmental advocates say don't throw your old tv's in the
trash; recycle them.
DCAL Services is an electronics recycling center located in Webster Groves. Its warehouse is full of e-waste, including an estimated 40,000 pounds of televisions per month, brought there for proper disposal.
"We've seen a 10 to 15% increase every year on televisions and the monitors," says DCAL owner Darrel Schmidt, "and we expect to see a 20 to 30%increase in 2008, 2009, and going forward."
It takes under 10 minutes to disassemble television. After disassembly, tv's are separated into plastic, metals, and glass.
Circuit boards are ground up into electronic hash. All those products will be sent to smelters for proper disposal or recycling into new products.
"For future generations," says Schmidt, "our water system, our air is being polluted and we need to properly dispose of electronics. In the glass you have lead, cadmium, mercury, that if it's in a landfill it basically leaches into our water system and pollutes it. You have high metal contents in your circuit boards that need to be disposed of properly."
Not all recyclers accept all electronic devices, so make sure your recycler will take your particular device. There is a cost for recycling some items. To learn more about recycling e-waste and find your nearest recycling center, go to the link below.
Recycling is one of the most effective ways for an individual to make an impact on the world. It helps improve the natural environment in which we all live. Making the right steps toward the reduction in consumption, reusing what we can, and recycling what we can't reuse will make a huge difference. It all starts with one person doing the right thing, such as throwing that plastic bottle into the appropriate bin or buying wholesale reusable shopping bags. An increasing population means more people create waste. Therefore, we must all play a role in reducing that waste.
Recycling and Reusing Plastic
Reducing Waste and Composting
Water and Energy Conservation
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