Got eWaste? Cost to Dispose of it Goes Up July 1

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Screen shot 2014-06-30 at 12.01.44 AMEffective July 1, 2014, disposal of electronic waste at the Drop Off Facility in Manchester will be  7.5 cents per pound. This is the same rate charged for other wastes.

How does it work?
Upon arrival at the scale house, your electronic waste will be weighed in your vehicle along with any other items that are charged a weight-based fee. Facility personnel will ask you to deposit your electronic wastes at the facility’s e-waste station. Please follow their instructions carefully. When you return to the scale house, your vehicle will be re-weighed and you will be charged the appropriate amount.

Which items are considered electronic waste?
Televisions, computer towers and monitors, cell phones, DVD players, VCRs, and other office electronic equipment are treated as electronic waste.

How is my electronic waste disposed of?
Per New Hampshire state law, CPUs, video display devices and cathode ray tubes (CRTs) may not be placed in the regular waste stream because they contain
metals that pose a threat to human health and environmental resources. The City
of Manchester contracts with a licensed vendor to ensure that these items — and
all electronic wastes — are reused, recycled or disposed of appropriately.

Questions or comments?
Call the Department of Public Works Highway Division at (603) 624-6444 or contact via email at:


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