Do you have a dinosaur of a computer, television, microwave, photocopy machine, cell phone, stereo, VCR/DVD player, telephone, camera, other electronic device or small appliance sitting around gathering dust?
If it can't be repaired or donated, don't throw it away! Bring it to the
Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station, North Marion Recycling and Transfer Station, or
Garten Services to have it recycled!
In fact, under the Oregon E-Cycles law it is illegal to throw away televisions, computers (including laptops and tablets), monitors, printers, keyboards, and mice. For an extensive list of free locations to recycle these 3 items visit oregonecycles.org.
Electronics are accepted for free at Marion County facilities, however under the Oregon E-Cycles Program, the Salem-Keizer & North Marion Recycling & Transfer stations only accept up to seven laptops, monitors, CPUs or televisions per customer per day for free drop-off.
Customers with more than 7 of these items may contact an electronics recycler such as Garten Services (503-581-4472). All other electronics, including printers, copy machines, keyboards, etc. are accepted without limit. Garten Services erases the information on the hard drives to the Department of Defense's standards and will reuse them if possible. For a fee, they can provide a document of destruction. Call 503-581-4472 for more information. For information on how to avoid data theft and instructions on how to obliterate your hard drive, visit the Department of Environmental Quality's website: www.oregonecycles.org.
Examples of materials accepted:
Keyboards and mice
VHS tapes, floppy disks
and all other media formats