E-Waste Recycling & Disposal

Electronic Waste Recycling & Disposal

We live in an electronic world. At work, home, and everywhere we go electronics (computers, monitors, televisions) are involved in almost everything we do. Household electronics, commonly called Electronic Waste 

(E-Waste), is a fast growing segment of our waste – and many of these items can be a health hazard and can affect the environment if not disposed of properly.

Older electronics, especially televisions and computers can contain heavy metals like lead, mercury, nickel, and chromium. If improperly disposed of, these hazardous materials can be released into the environment, posing a threat to human health.

Download our Electronic Waste Recycling Guide.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Many electronics can be recycled for repair and reuse or for disassembly, where material components like metals and plastics can be harvested and used in manufacturing. This reduces the demand for raw materials and limited natural resources.

The White River RSWMD strongly urges its citizens to recycle electronic waste.  Items currently accepted for recycling include:

  • Computers Towers
  • Mother Boards
  • Central Processing Unit
  • Hard Drives
  • Only LCD Monitors that are not brokenMust be packed (face to face with tape) during transport
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • CPU Processors
  • Network cards
  • Network Switch and router
  • Telecom Mainframes
  • Computer Servers
  • Bluetooth cards
  • Wireless network cards
  • Fax machines
  • Printers
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Laptop Batteries
  • E-Readers
  • Phones
  • Cell Phones
  • Servers
  • Game Consoles
  • MP3 players
  • Digital Cameras
  • Game Controller
  • Joysticks
  • Video cards
  • DVD and CD Players

At this time we are unable to recycle these:

  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Old Tube TVs
  • Old CRT (tube) Monitors

Contact your local waste transfer station or class one landfill for safe disposal of these items.

Computer Files and Security

The White River District enlists the resources of certified electronic waste recyclers and de-manufacturers with respected certifications (R2 Responsible Recycling) and that meet U.S. Department of Defense standards for information security and data wipe procedures. In the recycling process, computer hard drives are stripped of memory and operating systems are reloaded, erasing any remaining files.

For information about electronic waste recycling contact a collection center near you, view a location map of District E-Waste Collection Centers (pdf map).

Collection centers in the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District are listed below by county.

Note: Some locations may require a small fee to help offset shipping and handling costs associated with taking electronic waste.

Cleburne

City of Heber Springs Sanitation Department

725 S. 4th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Phone: (501) 362-3635
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Fulton, Izard & Sharp

Tri-County Recycling Center  (E-Waste not accepted at this time)

500 Landfill Road
Cherokee Village, AR 72529
Phone: (870) 994-3020
Days/Hrs: Mon-Thur 7am-4:30pm

Horseshoe Bend Recy. Ctr

605 W. Commerce – Near City Hall
Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512
Phone: (870) 670-5113
Days/Hrs: Wed. & Sat. 9:00am – 12:30pm

Independence

Independence County Recycling Center

110 Environmental Drive
Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: (870) 793-8892
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm

Jackson

Newport Area Recycling Center

216 3rd Street, Suite B
Newport, AR 72112
Phone: (870) 217-0070
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm

Stone

Stone County Recycling Center

164 Recycle Center Road
Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone: (870) 269-5081
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm & 1st Sat of Month 8am-12noon

Van Buren

Van Buren County Recycling Center

494 Volunteer Parkway
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: (501) 745-6996
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm

Fairfield Bay Hippe Recycling Center

150 Garden Lane
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
Phone: (501) 884-4184
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Saturdays 9am-12noon

White

Searcy Recycling Center

409 W. Beebe Capps Expswy.
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: (501) 279-1000
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm

Woodruff

City of Augusta

Augusta Recycling Center
Corner of Gregory and Florida Streets
Augusta, AR 72006
Phone: (870) 347-5656
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 8am – 4:30pm