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CRRA began electronics recycling in 1999, and it has proven to be extremely popular. CRRA has collected more than 6.5 million pounds of unwanted, obsolete televisions, VCRs, computer equipment, cell phones and other electronic equipment.
That’s another way CRRA protects our environment. For example, the average television or CRT computer monitor contains four pounds of lead, while mercury from electronics has been cited as a leading source of mercury pollution in trash. Electronics may contain these and other toxic substances, which can be released into the environment if not handled properly.
To take these dangerous materials out of the waste stream – and keep them out of our air and water – CRRA contracts with a firm specially licensed and equipped to collect unwanted electronics, remove the dangerous substances and salvage recyclable parts. Yearly, on a national basis, over 100 million pounds of materials are recovered from electronics, including steel, glass and plastic, as well as precious metals.
| At CRRA’s electronics recycling collections, residents of CRRA towns drop off obsolete or unrepairable items such as computer monitors, printers and televisions, where they are sorted and processed by a specially equipped, fully permitted contractor hired by CRRA.
The items you can recycle include:
- Answering machines
- Compact disc players
- Electric typewriters
- Fax machines
- Hard drives
- Mainframe computers
- Mobile telephones
- Microwave ovens
- Personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouses and peripherals)
- Printed circuit boards
- Remote controls
- Tape players
- Telephones and telephone equipment
- Testing equipment
- Transparency makers
- Uninterruptible power supplies
- Word processors
CRRA ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTIONS ARE FOR RESIDENTS OF CRRA PARTICIPATING TOWNS ONLY.
For information about CRRA's recycling programs, call (860) 757-7788.