Electronics for Christmas? Remember you can’t just throw away old ones


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Did you get a new TV for Christmas? How about a computer or cell phone? If so, don’t throw away your old one. It’s been illegal since July. But you have a few options to dispose of your old electronics.

Here is a list of drop-off donations in New Hanover County:

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New Hanover County Landfill
5210 Highway 421 North
Wilmington 28401
(910) 798-4450
*Only on Wednesdays, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
*Residents will be allowed to recycle up to four items, per week, at no cost.
*Accepted items include:
– computers (one computer consists of a monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse, and printer)
– televisions
– cell phones (including charger)
– anything with a power cord, excluding white goods

322 South College Road
(910) 313-0636
*$10 cost per unit; computer equipment only.

Office Depot
3727 Oleander Drive 28403
(910) 392-9013
*Cost of cardboard box to ship.
*Computer equipment and TVs (depending on the size).

Best Buy
309 South College Road
(910) 790-2021
*Accept most types of electronics including computer equipment and T.V.’s smaller than 32 inches.
*$10 charge for some items; will receive a Best Buy gift card for $10.
*Also have an appliance and TV haul away program for larger items.
*Check out website for all the details: www.bestbuy.com/green

Salvation Army
820 North 2nd Street
(910) 762-6611
*Call before dropping off; pick up service available for large items.

Rescue Mission
502 Castle Street
(910) 343-0366
*Call before dropping off; pick up service available for large items.

FedEx Office
4700 Oleander Drive
(910) 793-4611
*Only accept small electronics. Call for details.

For more information about electronics recycling visit: www.1800recycling.com

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