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Where are facilities to dispose of old computers and TVs in an environmentally friendly way?

Ken Little

There are no permanent sites in New Hanover County to dispose of technological relics such as old computers or televisions, says Lynn Bestul, the county’s solid waste planner.

But there just happens to be an event called New Hanover County Electronic Waste Day scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the county Department of Environmental Management office, 3002 U.S. 421 North, three miles north of the Battleship North Carolina.

“We will be accepting televisions, computers, monitors, microwaves and so on. For the most part, if it has a power cord, we can have it recycled with the exception of major appliances like washers, dryers, refrigerators or air conditioners,” Bestul says.

Printers will also be accepted.

According to the county Web site, “Please note this is not a Hazardous Household Waste Day, so please bring only the items specified.” A hazardous household waste day will likely be held in October or November.

“White” goods, or large domestic appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and dishwashers, can be taken to the county landfill year-round at no cost.

Any questions can be directed to Bestul at 798-4410 or the county Department of Environmental Management at 798-4400.

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3 Responses to “ Where are facilities to dispose of old computers and TVs in an environmentally friendly way?”

  1. On October 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm Roger Maxwell wrote:

    Best Buy will recycle old televisions, computers, printers, etc. for a $10 fee. However, they give you a $10 Best Buy card in return to spend at their store. So the net cost is zero.

  2. On January 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm Michele Poppe wrote:

    We took some items to the center off of 421 as noted here. It was great and easy! Lots of stuff there and more coming in. Made us feel good that it didn’t go in the ground!

  3. On December 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm Joe Suleyman wrote:

    You can dispose of unwated electronic equipment for free at the New Hanover County Household Hazardous Waste collection facility. Located at 3002 U.S. Highway 421 North, the facility is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 2:00, and Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00 (excluding holidays).

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