NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) — If you have any computers, televisions, cell phones or other electronics you want to get rid of, New Hanover County is offering you the chance to do it for free.
In preparation for a July 1 ban on electronics in landfills, the New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management will be collecting non-working electronic goods every Wednesday beginning with April 27.
Each resident can take up to four electronics to the New Hanover County landfill, located at 5210 Hwy. 421 North, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Acceptable items include:
- Computers (one computer consists of a monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse and printer)
- Cell phones (including chargers)
- Anything with a power cord, excluding white goods
Synergy Recycling, LLC of Madison will be removing the hazardous materials and should be able to recycle or reuse about 99% of all the materials that arrive at the facility, according to officials. All hard drives will be destroyed.