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)
- DVD, VCR and Blue Ray players
- copiers and printers
- 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.