Most electronics contain hazardous or toxic materials which can cause an environmental problem if discarded in the trash. Safely recycling and reusing electronics helps keep substances like lead and mercury from harming people or the environment. To manage your electronics responsibly, take advantage of take-back, reuse, and recycling programs offered by local retailers, efficiency programs, and others.
Lamp and Computer Recycling
Algoma Utilities coordinates a hazardous and recyclable materials recycling day. Items such as fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, batteries and computer components are disposed of in an efficient and safe manner. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the Recycling day scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 has been cancelled until further notice.
Algoma Utilities customers may bring fluorescent lamps/bulbs, ballasts and computer components (monitors, CPUs and keyboards) to the Algoma Utilities office from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All bulbs and ballasts must be boxed, closed and taped to secure the materials. Quantities must be written on the outside of the box. Please have the terminals taped on all batteries. Algoma Utilities reserves the right to deny acceptance of any material. Customers will be charged a disposal fee for the materials they bring in to be recycled. Prices are subject to change.
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Best Buy Recycling Program
This year, consumers will retire more than two million tons of “tech trash” – old cell phones, rechargeable batteries, ink-jet cartridges and more. The good news is that many of the materials in these items can be recycled or refurbished.
Best Buy is one retailer to provide ways for consumers to dispose of electronics safely and easily, in an environmentally friendly way. All Best Buy stores in the U.S. now accept most consumer electronics.
Visit Best Buy Recycling for more information.
For more information and places near you to drop off items for recycling visit Focus on Energy.