Whether it’s an old computer, a big-screen TV, or a dead mobile phone, there’s a way to recycle your no-longer-useful electronics. It’s a great way to do your part to make the Earth just a little cleaner by reusing materials and reducing hazardous waste that would otherwise go to landfills.
Recyclable materials in your electronic products include:
Ferrous metals like screws
Almost all electronics are recyclable, including:
TVs and plasma TVs
CRT and LCD monitors
Wired and wireless smart home systems
Landline phones and phone systems
Each local county has its own rules for disposal. We’ve summarized them here, but be sure to check with your recycling center for the latest information about recycling electronic technology in the Wilmington, NC area.
Wilmington and New Hanover County
Dispose of electronic waste at New Hanover County’s permanent facility at 3002 U.S. Hwy. 421 North. Disposal is free for county residents. Materials are recycled, repurposed, neutralized, used for alternative power generation, or disposed of in accordance with state and federal law.
If your technology has an electrical cord or runs on batteries, this facility will accept it. Items must be whole, not stripped. Alkaline, lithium, sealed lead-acid, and rechargeable batteries are also accepted.
If you live in Wilmington, you may call 341-7875 to schedule a curbside pickup.
Brunswick County accepts electronics at the Brunswick County C&D Landfill, 172 Landfill Road NE, Bolivia. These items can’t be taken to the usual convenience sites, and disposal is free for county residents.
The landfill recycling center accepts televisions, cellular phones, and computers as well as other typical electronic technology, but not smoke detectors. Because smoke detectors contain hazardous waste, the facility is not prepared to handle them and they must be returned to the manufacturer.Pender County
Pender Solid Waste has established permanent electronics collection facilities at the Rocky Point Convenience Site, Willard Convenience Site, and Hampstead Convenience Site. County residents may drop off computers, monitors (both CRTs and flat screens), telephones and phone systems, mobile phones, fax machines and office equipment, printers and copiers, TVs, rechargeable batteries, electronic circuit boards and components, stereo equipment, games, and PDAs.
Connected Home, a professional installation company in Leland, specializes in home theater, home audio, home automation, and home security installation and support. We take recycling seriously and encourage you to think green!
For more information, call us today at (910) 317-0876 or stop by our Leland showroom to see the latest and greatest in smart home technology, home theater systems, and more.