Background of E-waste Ban
On July 1, 2011 The Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Law, otherwise known as the E-Waste Ban
went into effect. This ban regulates the disposal of electronic equipment. These items can no longer be placed in your regular trash and must be taken to a proper electronic recycling site.
WHAT IS E-WASTE?
||Uninterruptible Power Supplies
||Printed Circuit Boards
||Laptops / Docking Stations
||Power and Network Cables
|DVD and CD Players
FOUR WAYS TO RECYCLE E-WASTE:
As of May 1, 2018 Burlington residents can leave discarded e-waste on the curb on your regular trash day and the city will dispose of them at a charge of $15 per item collected will be charged to your utility bill.
2. FREE E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Stop by and drop off any e-waste for free. This is limited to Burlington residents and must be household e-waste. Download the e-waste flyer for full limitations and directions. (2019 Flyer coming soon)
Saturday, February 2
Saturday, October 5
234 E. Summit Avenue (Public Works Parking Lot)
3. ALAMANCE COUNTY LANDFILL
Alamance County Landfill offers electronic recycling at the Convenience Center located at the Landfill. Learn More
4. OTHER MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS
There are also various electronics recycling programs offered by manufacturers and retailers. There is more information on those programs on the Manufacturers’ Recycling Programs and Retailers’ Recycling Programs pages.