Our "Plugged in" world relies on an ever-growing and constantly changing supply of electronic products. With newer, more hi-tech electronics continuously becoming available to fit our lifestyles, we are replacing older models at rapid rates with no signs of slowing down. As a result, electronics are becoming one of the fastest growing portions of America's trash.
What You Can Do
- Refurbish, fix or upgrade your equipment so you can continue to use it.
- Use old system parts to build a new system.
- Donate your old electronics to a local charity or school for reuse or refurbishing.
- Drop off your old electronics to a local recycling program, such as a municipal or community program or a retail collection program.
Local Resources for E-Cycling Materials
- Oregon E-Cycles
- Klamath County Solid Waste (Landfill) accepts e-cycling materials
- Goodwill accepts e-cycling materials (computers, monitors, etc.)
EPEAT - Green Electronic Equipment
Your resource for greener electronics. EPEAT® is a comprehensive environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment for your business, agency or organization, or for your personal use. It is a rigorous system developed by independent experts that lets buyers bypass marketing hype and confusing specifications. EPEAT is used by hundreds of companies, universities and government agencies in dozens of countries.
For participating manufacturers, EPEAT is a chance to showcase and validate greener designs and cleaner production. EPEAT is a powerful tool for enhancing the sustainability performance of virtually any organization.