Electronics Recycling

You can help by recycling your electronics!

Many old electronics are full of toxic stuff that should not be disposed in a landfill, like arsenic, lead, and cadmium.  If those materials make it into landfills, they can potentially leak into our water and soil, damaging plant and animal life, and potentially impacting our food supply.

In addition to toxins, electronic products such as TVs, computers and monitors also contain valuable resources and materials, including precious metals, copper, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture.  Recycling electronics not only keeps your old electronics out of our landfills, but also:

  • Conserves natural resources
  • Reduces pollution
  • Saves energy
  • Saves resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth
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What is Electronic Recycling, and why should I do it?

Recycle TVElectronic Recycling, or e-Recycling, is the responsible recycling of electronics, like old computers, monitors, and televisions.  Rapid technology changes, low initial cost, and planned obsolescence, have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of computers and other electronic devices around the globe.  Obsolete computers, TVs, and monitors are valuable sources for secondary raw materials, if recycled.  Computer parts are stripped of their most valuable components and sold for scrap.

Did you know…

Your personal information can be retrieved from a computer dumped in the landfill, BUT, if disposed of through a certified electronics recycler or take-back program, your personal information is securely destroyed!  Certified e-Recycling facilities securely wipe computers all of personal information and safely complete the deconstruction of electronic devices so that toxins and valuable resources are recovered from them and handled properly.

Where are Computer and TV Recycling drop-off locations?

The City of Dallas offers electronics recycling.  Simply stop, drop, and go at one of the city’s four drop off e-cycling locations.  This service is provided to all Dallas residents at no charge in order to prevent TV’s and computers from going to landfills and illegal dump sites.

  • Customer Convenience Recycling Center
    at McCommas Bluff Landfill

    Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    5100 Youngblood Road
  • Northeast (Fair Oaks) Transfer Station
    Wednesday or Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    7677 Fair Oaks Avenue
  • Northwest (Bachman) Transfer Station
    Monday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    9500 Harry Hines Blvd.
    214-670-6150 or 214-243-2670 weekends
  • Southwest (Oak Cliff) Transfer Station
    Wednesday or Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    4610 S. Westmoreland Road
Additionally, in partnership with manufacturers, electronics can be safely recycled at a convenient take-back location such as Staples or Best Buy.  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) also keeps lists of other e-recycle options in your area for computers and TVs.

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