Electronic Waste

E-Waste may be brought to the Logan Landfill for recycling through 406 Recycling out of Helena, Montana.  The cost of e-waste recycling is $27/ton with a $5 minimum under 400 lbs. The rate for commercial e-waste recycling is $48/ton.

GSWMD offers a free annual e-waste collection event at the Logan Landfill each April. Check our upcoming events section for more details or call 406.582.2493

Other e-waste options include Staples and Pacific Steel & Recycling in Bozeman. Call ahead for information on accepted goods or follow the links below.

Electronic Waste, or e-waste, refers to obsolete electronic devices that have reached their end-of-life. Electronic devices contain a significant amount of circuitry in relation to their other structural materials as plastics or base metals. The circuitry in electronic waste contains precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium, and copper that can be recovered through the recycling process.

Below is a list of common electronic devices that should be included in electronic waste streams.

Answering machines Computer Mice Servers
Clocks/Clock Radios (Digital) Mobile Phones Set top boxes
Desktop Computers Modems Stereos/Boom boxes
Digital cameras Monitors Tablets
DVD Players Printers Telephones
Fax Machines Remote Controls Televisions
Keyboards Routers VCRs
Laptop Computers Scanners

Electronic vs. Electrical
People often equate electrical with electronic, but not all devices that transfer electrical power are electronic devices. In general,electrical devices do not contain complex circuitry and should not be considered electronic waste. Electrical devices are primarily composed of base metals and/or plastics, and are better suited to be procesed by a non-electronics recycler. The vast majority of household and kitchen appliances are electrical devices—not electronic—and should not be included in electronic waste streams.

Below is a list of common electrical devices (not e-waste):

Blenders Electric Rollers Power Tools
Cameras (Film/Non-digital) Electric Skillets Rice Cookers
Can Openers (Electric) Fans Lamps
Christmas Lights Foot Baths Toasters
Clocks (Analog/Non-digital) Hair Dryers Toaster Ovens
Coffee Makers Heaters (without oil) Toys
Crock Pots Irons Vacuum Cleaners
Curling Irons Juicers Vaporizers
Dust Busters Microwave Ovens Waffle Irons
Electric Shavers Mixers Weed Trimmers

Non-Conforming Items
Certain non-conforming devices contain hazardous or un-recyclable materials and can be harmful to our workers and recycling equipment. These items should never be included in electronic waste streams.

Air Conditioners Water Coolers Ceramic/Glass Table Lamps
Batteries Wood Speakers Chemicals/Oil
Clothing/Fabrics Xmas Trees Gasoline Powered Items
Fire Extinguishers Paper Shredders RPTV assembly units
Furniture Oil-filled heaters Refrigeration Units
Luggage Treadmills/Exercise Equipt. Ammunition, live or spent
Magnetic Tapes Garbage Disposals Wood Piano
Propane Canisters Electric Blankets BioWaste
Smoke Alarms Bare CRT Tubes

Information provided by 406 Recycling, LLC. If you have any questions about what materials are considered e-waste, please call 406.582.2493