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Electronic Waste Landfill Ban
For Immediate Release
June 23, 2011

Contact: Charita Curtis, 704-432-3538
ccurtis@charlottenc.gov

Under a new state law that takes effect on July 1, discarded computer equipment and televisions will be banned from landfills in North Carolina.  The ban on computer equipment includes CPUs, laptops, keyboards, printers, printer/fax/scanner devices, mice and monitors. All televisions are banned, including flat-panels and projection televisions.
 
Solid Waste Services accepts electronic waste for bulky item collection. Electronic items collected as bulky waste are taken to a facility to be recycled.
 
Residents are asked to schedule a bulky item collection for electronics and not place them in their garbage or recycling rollout carts. To schedule a bulky item collection, residents can:

Before placing items curbside, please remember:
  • Items must be placed within 2 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from other collection items and obstacles such as mailboxes, vehicles, phone poles, etc. Please do not block the sidewalk.
  • Items must be at the curb no later than 6:30 am on your scheduled collection day. Items must not be placed at the curb prior to the day before collection.
Residents may also take electronics to one of Mecklenburg County‚Äôs Electronics Collection sites, which include Goodwill Industries and other locations.  For more information, call 311 (704.336.7600) or visit http://curbit.charlottenc.gov.