It is important to properly dispose of household items such as home appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, etc.) and light bulbs that may contain hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. In 2011, about 1.5 million tons of hazardous wastes were managed by recycling.
Tips for Recycling Household Goods: Under the Public Service Commission’s Bulky Goods Rule, 150CSR9.6.6.c, waste haulers (including any public or private entity) are required to pick up televisions, computer and other “bulky” items once a month from their subscribers. Large appliances fall under this category. These items must be recycled. Try calling your trash pickup service provider to pick up large appliances from your home. The businesses who recycle listed here may offer you cash in return for you appliance (call in advance).
Select a material to find more information and to see where it may be recycled in the area: