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City Drop-Off Recycling Facility Now Accepts Used Electronics

Updated: Tuesday, July 29 2014, 11:28 AM CDT
Austin residents and businesses can now bring used or damaged electronics to the City of Austin's Resource Recovery Center, for recycling at no cost.

Through a recycling processing contract with Dallas-company ECS Refining, the Resource Recovery Center now accepts the following consumer electronics:
Televisions, including cathode ray tubes
Computers, including cathode ray tube monitors
Computer equipment, including keyboards and mice
Mobile devices, including cell phones, smartphones, PDAs and pagers
Printers, scanners and copiers
Fax machines
Video game consoles
Cameras

Batteries do not need to be removed and computers and cell phones do not need to be wiped of data. Officials say the electronics will be securely stored and then destroyed.
 
During the recycling process, electronics are shredded. Plastic components can be turned into automotive products, electronics, garden furniture and more. Electronics contain metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, tin and zinc. These metals can be used in a number of ways, including jewelry, electronics and automotive parts.
 
In addition to electronics, the Resource Recovery Center also accepts other hard-to-recycle items, including:
Air conditioners
Hot water heaters
Dryers
Stoves
Refrigerators
Microwaves
All types of metals (steel, aluminum, tin, copper, brass, stainless steel, etc.)

Mattresses and toilets are not accepted.

Mulch and wood chips are available free of charge for self-loading and takeaway.
 
The Resource Recovery Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 3810 Todd Ln.
 
For more information, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/department/resource-recovery-center or call 512-974-4373.
City Drop-Off Recycling Facility Now Accepts Used Electronics


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