Electronic Waste

ELECTRONIC WASTE / E-WASTE

Picture of obsolete electronicsHighlands County has, as part of its Recycling Program, an Electronic Waste Program where end-of-life electronics (E-waste) are accepted from residents.  Electronic equipment is used every day, from televisions and computers to personal audio systems and cell phones. Many of the components in these electronic items contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. While in use, these hazardous materials pose no problem.  However, when these products reach the end of their useful lives — or become obsolete or broken — some are considered hazardous waste. In general, hazardous waste may not be discarded in the regular trash. Instead, it must be sent to a facility that has a permit for treatment (including recycling), storage or disposal.

Environmental regulations are increasingly focused on this area of disposal. Highlands County's mission is to provide our residents with that needed assurance that their electronic components will be properly handled in accordance with all regulatory requirements. 

end OF LIFE ELECTRONICS OR "E-waste" disposal
E-waste can be dropped off at the Recycling Center at 6000 Skipper Road, Sebring, Fl.
The Recycling Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

For questions about whether material meets the guidelines for e-waste, call (863) 402-7786.

EXAMPLES OF ELECTRONIC WASTE ACCEPTED
  • Monitors (working and non working)
  • Cell Phones
  • Central Processing Units (CPU'S)
  • Batteries
  • Circuit Boards
  • Copier Machines (Not Commercial Grade)
  • Miscellaneous Wire and Cable
  • Servers
  • Computer Software
  • Keyboards
  • UPS backups
  • Televisions
  • Terminals
  • Microwaves
  • Power Supplies
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Laptops
  • Modems
  • Main Frames
  • Computer Memory
  • Disc Drives
  • Networking Equipment
  • Hard Drives
  • Phone Equipment
  • Floppy Drives
  • Scanners
  • CD ROMs
  • Drives
  • Docking Stations
  • Tape Drives
  • Gaming Units
  • VCR
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Audio
  • Cameras