How to Dispose of Your Old Electronics

Raise your hand if you came home from Black Friday with a new TV. How about a laptop or cellphone? This is 2014, people. Electronics are at the top of just about everyone’s wish lists. They’re new and shiny and just so gosh darn 2014-y. 

The problem is that most of those toys are replacing older, rundown versions, which can pose a bit of an issue when it comes to disposing of them. You feel weird about setting them out by the curb or throwing them in the dumpster, and you should. E-waste is a different animal entirely. 

Luckily, Little Rock’s Esco Processing and Recycling has Green Station collection sites for all of those past-their-prime electronics, ensuring that any old hard drives are wiped, keeping your personal information safe.

Here’s a list of items accepted at the Green Station, with a limit of five per visit.

  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • DVD players
  • Fax machines
  • Microwave ovens
  • Paper shredders
  • Phones
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Stereos
  • TVs
  • VCRs

The Green Station is open Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 7 a.m. to noon. Because Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all on Thursdays this year, the station will be open the Friday after each of those holidays. 

It’s located at 10001 Kanis Rd. in the back parking lot of the Little Rock Police Substation at the corner of Jr. Deputy and Kanis. For more information on where and what to recycle in the metro, click here.

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