It is against state law to dispose of TVs, computers, monitors, and laptops in the garbage.
Lane County offers free electronics recycling at six Lane County transfer sites:
Lane County Waste Management's collection program offers free recycling of office and entertainment electronics such as printers, phones, fax machines, stereo components, VCRs, DVD players, and video game units. Maximum of 7 items per visit. Non-computer extension items such as speakers, covers, and packaging are not collected in this program.
This free program is for whole units only. Broken TVs must be contained in a box or bag to protect worker safety. Note: If parts are missing from any electronics, garbage fees will apply.
If you have more than seven items in one trip, have floor-standing copiers, other business-use electronic equipment, items weighing more than 50 lbs, or dismantled items, you must take these items to one of these local processors:
St. Vincent de Paul
Lane County places a priority on reuse. Miscellaneous electronics are sent to NextStep Recycling, where they are reviewed for reuse before they are dismantled and recycled. Hundreds of pounds of electronics are returned to the community through this process, which creates jobs and increases low-cost access to electronics within our community.