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E-Waste

ELECTRONIC WASTE INFORMATION

Electronics can contain lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc, and brominated flame retardants. When electronics are not disposed of or recycled properly, these toxic materials can present problems to the groundwater. Extending the life of your electronics or donating your most up-to-date and working electronics can save you money and saves valuable resources.

In April of 2007, the City of Laramie established the first e-waste collection and recycling program in the state of Wyoming. Since the program's inception, the City has diverted over 650,000 pounds of e-waste from the landfill. Residential customers may drop off e-waste at the landfill free of charge during all operating hours. Commercial customers must pay for disposal of e-waste depending on the size and weight of the electronic item being disposed.

RECYCLING OPTIONS

Electronic items may be recycled at the Laramie Landfill by residents free of charge. The Landfill accepts electronics for recycling 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Businesses wishing to recycle their electronics pay a twelve cents ($.12) per pound fee.

The Landfill accepts the following Items for electronic recycling;

  • Flat panel Televisions
  • Computers and Flat panel Monitors
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Keyboards and Mice
  • Cell Phones
  • Game Consoles
  • Personal Electronic Devices (MP3, PDA, Tablets, Etc.)
  • Audio/Visual equipment (DVD players, VCR, Etc.)

 WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR OLD CRT type TELEVISION SETS AND COMPUTER MONITORS

Recycling the old CRT type televisions and monitors has become cost prohibitive. They are now going to the lined landfill. If a screen is 13 inches or less it may be placed in your trash cart so long as it does not overfill the container.


Note:
Please do not dispose of any e-waste in your garbage cans or dumpsters.

Contact Us

Please contact the Solid Waste Division at (307)721-5279 if you have any questions regarding e-waste disposal.

City Hall: 406 Ivinson Ave.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5200   |   Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm