Electronics recycling can reduce costs and save resources, increasing your bottom line while protecting the environment, and natural resources and preserving landfill space.
Facts About Recycling Electronics
- More than 3.2 million tons of electronic waste are laid to rest in landfills every year.
- 70% of the heavy metals in landfills come from computers and other electronic equipment.
- Heavy metals and other chemicals used in electronics manufacturing have been shown to cause serious health effects, including cancer and birth defects.
- More than 50,000 tons of electronic material are generated annually in North Carolina.
- North Carolina's "recycling economy" is one of the fastest-growing job engines in the state. Recycling currently employs more than 14,000 people, and in the last 10 years, North Carolina recycling jobs have increased by 60%.
Where to Recycle Electronics
Electronics can be taken to all of the Gaston County Recycling Centers excluding the Farmer's Market and Duke Street.
Electronics are also accepted during regular business hours at:
Gaston County Landfill
3155 Philadelphia Church Road
- Computer Monitors.........$4 each
- TVs are accepted at all sites.....$4 charge
- CPU and peripherals.......no charge
- No electric appliances such as vacuum cleaners, irons, radios, kitchen appliances, etc.
For more information please call the Recycling Hotline at 704-922-7729.