Electronic Waste (E-waste)
Electronic Waste (E-waste) Lake of the Ozarks Solid Waste Management District strongly encourages the reusing, refurbishing and recycling of electronics. Color computer monitors contain lead and should not be landfilled. Toxic materials are found in other electronic waste. MMSWMD held its first electronic waste collection in Jefferson City in May 2007, where 8.14 tons of electronics were collected for recycling and diverted from the landfill.
If you have an outdated computer or two in your basement or old cell phones packed away in a box, you’re not alone. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own approximately 24 electronic products per household. With a constant supply of newer, faster electronic products on the market, older models are continually replaced. As a result, electronics have become one of the fastest growing waste streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 2 million tons of televisions, cell phones, computer products and other electronics are disposed each year. Currently, only about 20 percent of these materials are recycled.
A majority of the items accepted at our ewaste collections do not have a disposal fee. To review collection rules and corresponding fee schedule, please view the link corresponding to the event you are interested in. If you have additional questions
Please call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-3176.
Additional information for electronic waste recycling in the State of Missouri can be found at www.ecyclemissouri.org
How Can E-cycle Missouri Help?
E-cycle Missouri is a program designed by private, public and nonprofit recyclers, federal, state and local governments, manufacturers, environmental groups and retail organizations to provide you with the how and where information you need to recycle your electronics. We provide electronic equipment recyclers and demanufacturers with best management practices for collecting, processing and transporting e-scrap in Missouri in a way that protects the environment. We also help individuals and businesses choose a recycler that best meets their needs.
Special Note For Businesses, Non-Profits, Schools
Did you know that all businesses, non-profits, schools and public agencies in Missouri are required by law to properly manage certain discarded electronics? Some electronics may be classified as hazardous waste. Computer monitors, televisions, circuit boards and other electronics contain heavy metals so they cannot legally be disposed in the trash. Reuse or recycling through a registered e-cycle Missouri recycler will help ensure that your facility complies with the law.
For additional information on the legal requirements, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources,
Hazardous Waste Program
at 573-751-3176 or 800-361-4827
Lake of the Ozarks
Solid Waste Management District
33924 Olathe Dr
Lebanon, MO 65536