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Recycling E-Waste in Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria

Here are some tips to dispose of e-waste properly for do-it-yourself.

E-waste includes CDs (players & discs), Cellular Phones, Computer Components, Computers, Copy Machines, DVDs (players & discs), Fax Machines, Household Phones, Internet Devices, Keyboard & Mice, Miscellaneous Wiring, Monitors, Motors, MP3, Players, Printers, Scanners, Stereo Equipment, Televisions, and Video Game Consoles.

Fairfax residents can take e-waste to I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Fees usually apply. One can expect to pay $10 to $20 to dispose of old CRT style monitors and TVs. These old monitors have up to 5 pounds of lead each. However, you can dispose e-waste for free on Fairfax County’s Electric Sundays. The county funds this program at approximately $250,000 per year to encourage residents to dispose e-waste properly. Check the county’s website for dates and details: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/electric-sunday.htm

Arlington Residents can take their e-waste to the HHM Facility and Electronics Collection and Recycling Center (ECRC), Water Pollution Control Plant, 530 31st St. S. (WPCP Gate #3) Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You can contact the County and schedule an e-waste pickup, although fees around $10 for computers to $20 for monitors apply. See the County website for details: http://freshaireva.us/ai1ec_event/ecare/?instance_id=61.

Alexandria residents can take e-waste to 3224 Colvin Street. See the city’s site for hours, details, and applicable fees: http://alexandriava.gov/tes/solidwaste/info/default.aspx?id=19206

If you have a lot of e-waste or you have other mixed junk you need hauled away, you can save time and money by calling Junk King. We charge by volume rather than the item, so usually our cost for disposing e-waste is significantly less that the local government fees.   Junk King is 100% landfill free. We – like our local governments – are committed to preserving the environment for the generations to come.