Electronics are made up of many different precious metals, plastics, heavy metals and toxins. Electronic waste (or E-waste) should never end up in your regular garbage. Not only is it a waste of precious metals like silver, gold and copper, but it can harm the environment and even cause fires at the landfill. Find out how to safely dispose of E-waste below.
What's the best option for managing my electronic waste?
Avoid upgrading if your current electronic device still works (for example, cell phones and laptops). If it is broken, try repairing it first. Click here for a list of local electronic repair shops in Lethbridge, or check out this website which shows you how to repair your own electronics!
If it is still in working condition, try donating to a local charity or thrift store. For a list of drop-off locations check out the Waste Wizard tool.
There is a special area for collection of this item at the Waste and Recycling Centre, please ask scale house operator for directions on site. For other recycling options, check out the Waste Wizard tool. Proper recycling of electronics stops heavy metals and toxic compounds from entering the environment. For a list of accepted e-waste, click here.
Please do not put these items in your black cart. E-waste is harmful to the environment and can cause fires at the landfill.
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Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Address: City Hall, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6