E-waste II Hazardous waste II Other Resources and contacts
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Computers and other consumer electronics are a rapidly growing part of the solid waste stream. With newer, faster computers and consumer electronics available, residents need outlets to properly dispose of their old equipment. But computers, televisions, and other electronic equipment can contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic materials that can contaminate our landfill. Currently, there are two locations that accept your electronics:
- Waste Control Recycling - The Waste Control Transfer Station Facility is located at 1150 3rd Avenue in Longview. The hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone: 360-425-4302.
- Goodwill Industries, Inc. - Goodwill Industries is located at 1030 14th Avenue in Longview. The hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Phone: 360-425-7520.
Both locations accept the following:
Both locations do not accept the following:
- Fax machines
- Other electronic devices
If you have any of the items in the do not accept list, dispose of them by placing them in your green garbage container, or bringing them to the Waste Control Transfer Station.
|GREEN TIP: Consider donating your used electronics. To cut down on E-waste, consider donating your used electronics to a nonprofit organization or schools in your community. Donate only useable equipment. You don’t want to dump your trash on an organization that doesn’t have the resources to dispose of your e-waste for you. If your computer is more than five years old, you should recycle it since software and equipment support is difficult to find for older systems.
Leftover products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW.” Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
Improper disposal of hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
Waste Control Recycling provides a collection program for hazardous materials:
- Household hazardous waste – learn what is and what is not acceptable and how to dispose of items from your homes.
- Small quantities of hazardous waste – for individuals and businesses that generate and/or accumulate dangerous waste in small amounts (generating no more than 220 pounds per month or accumulating more than 2,200 pounds on site).
Note for those who generate very small quantities of hazardous waste (small quantity generators). Waste Control accepts dangerous waste by appointment only. Contact Waste Control at 360-425-4302 to schedule an appointment.
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