Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic Wastes (e-waste) may contain heavy metals in quantities that are prohibited from landfill disposal and should be recycled whenever possible. Please note that equipment that can be reused is not waste and can be collected by Surplus Properties for possible redistribution.

The following are examples of e-waste that must be recycled:

  • Lab equipment
  • Computers, Laptops, Monitors, Hard drives, Keyboards
  • Printers, Copiers, Fax machines
  • Microwaves
  • Phones
  • Anything with a circuit board

Cell phones, calculators, DVDs, and AC cords may also be recycled.  University-owned electronics should be recycled through Emory Recycles and Surplus Properties.

Note: Personal electronics are recycled twice a year through Emory Recycles.  You can contact Campus Services Customer Service to schedule a pick up at 404-727-7463 or cscsc@emory.edu . More information on electronic waste can be found on the EHSO website at http://www.ehso.emory.edu/content-forms/EWasteQuickFacts.pdf .

Remember: Label any unwanted e-waste as “Surplus– To be Recycled” and affix the Equipment Hazard Tag.

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