Electronics Recycling

The next FREE E-Waste Collection Event will take place:
Saturday, October 1, 2016
from 9:00am-2:00pm
234 E. Summit Avenue (Public Works Parking Lot)

 E-Waste Landfill Ban:

The Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Law, otherwise known as the E-Waste Ban takes effect July 1, 2011. This ban regulates the disposal of electronic equipment. This ban will no longer allow landfill disposal of electronics and computers.

These items can no longer be placed in your regular trash and must be taken to a proper electronic recycling site:

Home Electronics
Personal Computers
Personal Electronics
Other Electronics
Electronic Games
Telephone Systems
Desktop Computers
Mobile Phones
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
MP3 Players
Printed Circuit Boards
Tape Players
Laptops / Docking Stations
Automated Typewriters
Portable Calculators
Power and Network Cables
Fax Machines
Copy Machines
  Network Hubs
DVD and CD Players
CD-ROM Drivers
Hard Drives
  Switching Boxes
Rechargeable Batteries

Electronic recycling providers are listed as a convenience to our citizens and are not necessarily endorsed or recommended by the City of Burlington. Fees, if indicated, are based on information provided to us and may not be current, always check with the provider regarding fees at the time the service is used.
  • *Goodwill Industries located at 2129 N. Church St.
  • *Goodwill Industries located at 2320 Maple Ave.
  • *A&D Environmental located at 3149 Lear Dr. ($0.50 per pound)
  • Best Buy located at 1465 University Dr. (336-584-0297). Best Buy will recycle TVs for a fee.
  • Alamance County Landfill Convenience Center located at 2701 Austin Quarter Road in Graham ($38.00 per ton). 

*Will NOT accept TVs for recycling.

E-Waste Recycling Days

Quarterly, the City of Burlington holds FREE E-Waste Recycling days in order to give its citizens an option to keep Electronic Waste out of landfills as per the State Ban. These events have been very successful and well received. 


30,400 pounds of paper were shredded at the September 21, 2013 paper shredding and e-waste recycling event. 

January 2013 E-Waste
33,500 pounds of electronics were recycled at the event held on January 12, 2013.
25,856 pounds of e-waste was collected at the Recycling event held on September 22, 2012.
Computer wrapped on a pallette
Synergy Recycling collected a total of 32,353lbs of e-waste on January 7, 2012.

Pile of computers
American Greenz Inc. recycled 92,828 pounds of electronics during this one-day event in July 2011.