So you got some new gadgets over the holidays. Congrats! But once you're able to peel your eyes off that shiny new toy, you'll probably start to wonder: What do I do with the old one?

Well (spoiler alert), you should definitely keep it out of the trashcan. The U.S. threw away $61 billion worth of recoverable electronic materials in 2017 alone, according to National Geographic.

The good news is that Pulaski County currently has five Green Stations that will happily, safely and properly recycle your old household electronics. Here's a portion of the e-waste they accept:

  • computers (monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse, speakers, wires and cables)
  • televisions
  • DVD, VCR and Blue Ray players
  • stereos
  • radios
  • telephones
  • copiers and printers
  • shredders
  • batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D; no rechargeable batteries)

And here's where to find your local Green Station:

Little Rock Public Works

10001 Kanis Rd. at Jr. Deputy Rd. (behind police substation)

Open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, 7 a.m. - noon first Saturday of the month

 

North Little Rock Sanitation

12th St. and Willow St. (Public Works Dept.)

Open 7-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.Tuesday, 7 a.m. - noon third Saturday of the month

 

Jacksonville Public Works

1300 Marshall Road

Open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday

 

Maumelle Public Works

423 Cogdell Drive

Open noon - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday

 

Sherwood Public Works

6500 North Hills Blvd. (Public Works Dept.)

Open 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. - noon first Saturday of the month

 

If you're not sure your specific items are recyclable, ask the experts, or save up your stash until the next Recycling Unplugged electronics drive.

For more information on how to recycle in central Arkansas, visit the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction website

Got glass? Here's where to recycle that, too.