Asked on Dec 12, 2011

How do you dispose of old electronics? Can't imagine that they just get tossed in the garbage truck.

LandlightSCharles R3po3


11 answers
  • Here is a place for Fulton county peeps to recycle and dispose of their electronics and the likes.

  • Paul M
    on Dec 12, 2011

    Well Walls Treat I think that is what most people do because they aren't thinking about the impact of the components of the equipment on the environment. I did find this for you and maybe it will help others as well: You can recycle all of your electronic equipment at any Best Buy store.

  • We've donated most to Goodwill. I've heard they turn away items they can't use or resell, but we haven't had them turn away any of our old electronics.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Dec 12, 2011

    I have given away old TV's on craigs long as the device is working people will find value in it.

  • Talk to your local company or city service that handles trash collection. Around here there are places run by the county where you can take them and drop them off for free (and I assume they then get recycled somehow). I'm sure you have something similar in your area.

  • Harold M
    on Dec 12, 2011

    Don't want to throw in the regular dump. We have a place at our landfill where you can drop them off. They recycle the plastic. There is some nasty stuff in TV's and computer monitors (mercury etc) that harm the environment. Thanks for asking

  • Kass, I am with Yamini. Roswell and Alpharetta have bulk amensty days where you can drop off electronics at the recycling center. There is a fee for a TV I believe ($10) but it varies. I dropped off some broken exercise equipment last year. Smaller electronices like cell phones can be dropped off at places like Target and Staples. I have some old landline phones and chargers myself, DSL modems that I will dropping off when it comes up again.

  • Our transfer station ( AKA Dump) has a separate area for these. There is silver, gold, and sometimes some hazmat material in need of recovery, so it is worth the recycle efforts. Some states require it.

  • 3po3
    on Dec 13, 2011

    Here is a good directory for recycling pretty much anything and everything:

  • Charles R
    on Dec 13, 2011

    Garage Sale. $5.00 will move anything, no matter the condition. You wait and see. Garage Sale!

  • LandlightS
    on Dec 14, 2011

    Try the recycle center on Maxwell at Hembree Roads. With proper ID, (and I think they accept Alpharetta) they take electronics from Roswell residents at no charge. If there is a charge, I believe it is $10.00 for non Roswell residents. Gary

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