Electronic Devices

A A    print
Decorative image that represents this page
 
 

Spent electronic devices, often called "e-waste", is the common name for electronic equipment and products that are broken, obsolete, discarded or have reached the end of their useful life. All electronic products will eventually reach the end of their usefulness, including:

Televisions Monitors Computers Computer Peripherals
Audio & Stereo Equipment VCRs DVD Players CD Players
Telephones & Cell Phones Printers & Copiers Fax Machines Wireless Devices

... And Many More!

Spent electronic devices are hazardous and cannot be disposed of in our Territory’s landfills. A personal computer contains at least 36 chemicals, including lead and mercury. Tossed in the landfill, though, they become part of a toxic stew.

Spent Electronics From Your Home? Click Here!

Spent Electronics From Businesses, Governments, and Non-Profits? Click Here!

How Can You Help?

In addition to bringing your spent electronic devices to the VIWMA to be safely managed, there are other ways you can help. The costs of frequent replacement, plus energy usage and hazardous waste disposal for some items, can add up quickly. What seemed to be a good price for equipment may carry significant hidden costs in the long term. You can send a message to manufacturers and suppliers by choosing products that are less toxic, conserve natural resources, and reduce waste. Your purchasing decisions can affect the market. Choose manufacturers who provide environmental life cycle information and products that have a reduced environmental impact.

Decorative image
Decorative image