E-Waste may be brought to the Logan Landfill for recycling through Helena Industries’ Big Sky E-Recycling program. 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
WHERE ELSE CAN I RECYCLE E-WASTE?
Other e-waste options include Staples and Pacific Steel & Recycling in Bozeman. Call ahead for information on accepted goods or follow the links below.
- Staples @ 200 S 23rd Ave, Bozeman: (406) 582-4450
- Staples @ 2975 Max Ave Ave, Bozeman: (406) 585-1235
- Pacific Steel & Recycling: (406) 587-0662
WHAT IS E-WASTE?
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|
|Fax Machines||Remote Controls||Televisions|
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|
|Dust Busters||Microwave Ovens||Waffle Irons|
|Electric Shavers||Mixers||Weed Trimmers|
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|
|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 ECS Refining. If you have any questions about what materials are considered e-waste, please call 406.582.2493