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 residential Green Stations that will happily, safely and properly recycle your old household electronics. Here's a portion of the e-waste they accept:

  • computers (includes monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse, speakers, wires and cables)
  • televisions
  • DVD, VCR and Blue Ray players
  • stereos and radios
  • telephones
  • copiers and printers
  • shredders
  • small kitchen appliances (coffee pots, blenders, mixers, etc.)
  • batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt; no rechargeable batteries)

 

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

Little Rock 

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

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

 

North Little Rock 

W. 13th and Sycamore St.

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

 

Jacksonville 

1300 Marshall Road

Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

 

Maumelle 

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 

6500 North Hills Blvd. 

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, and follow along on Facebook for updates and helpful tips.