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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Recycling Electronics – Do you know what is approved and what is not?

Source: Broward County (www.broward.org)


Why recycle electronics? For one reason, it’s a free program for Broward County residents.  And the other reason to recycle electronics is because it helps our environment.

Just bring proof of residency such as a driver’s license, tax or utility bill. By using the program, you decrease the amount of toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium that enter the environment. Valuable natural resources such as gold, copper and nickel are recovered in the e-cycling process and returned to market in new products. It takes less energy to recover and recycle natural resources than to mine them from the earth, reducing the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Many retailers and manufacturers now offer e-cycling programs.

For a current list of participants, visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Common household alkaline batteries, such as AA and D, no longer contain mercury and are safe to dispose of in your regular garbage. The Federal Battery Act of 1996 prohibits the use of mercury in household batteries, and the redesigned alkaline battery is not considered toxic by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Also visit www.broward.org to obtain a listing of approved drop off locations to recycle your electronic goods. Below is a list of approved and non approved electronic items that can be recycled.

Electronics approved for free disposal:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Printers
  • Televisions
  • DVD or VCR players
  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell Phones
  • Chargers
  • Rechargeable Batteries

Electronics that are not approved for free disposal:

  • Stereos/Speakers
  • Microwaves
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Small Appliances
  • Business-Generated Items