Collierville residents and businesses are invited to dispose any unwanted electronics to the Collierville Environmental Commission on September 23, 2017 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in the Collierville High School parking lot. In addition to the electronic waste disposal, visitors may also bring up to 2 boxes of paper (loose paper only, not books or binders) for secure shredding service; a Certificate of Destruction can be provided.
Electronic waste items that ARE accepted:
• Cables – TV, computer, telephone cables
• Printer cartridges
• Cable modems
• Flat screen TVs
• PC Towers
• Cell Phones
• Hard Drives (will wipe and provide Certificate of Destruction)
• Stereos/Boom Boxes
• Monitors – LCD
NOT ACCEPTED: CRTs or CRT TVs
For the paper shredding services, secure containers will be available on-site to dispose of papers in need of shredding. Shredding will take place at the participating company’s premises following a strict, tightly-controlled and documented process that limits security breaches. After materials are destroyed beyond practicable recognition, paper is sent to pulping mills for recycling.
Electronic waste or e-waste is any electrical or electronic appliance which becomes obsolete or no longer functional and needs to be discarded. Simply throwing these items away to be discarded into a landfill can cause serious pollution as toxic contents such as mercury or lead from the materials leak into the ground and water sources. Disposing of e-waste responsibly through a donation or recycling program has significant positive impacts on environmental conservation.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.” Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials.