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Electronic equipment is everywhere in modern life. Both per capita ownership and discards of TVs, computers, tablets, smart phones and other electronics will likely increase rapidly for the forseeable future.

Unwanted electronics should be recycled to recover and reuse the product itself or materials like copper, steel, glass that the product contains. Other materials like lead (in the solder on circuit boards; in the glass cathode ray tube (CRT) found in many televisions and computer monitors; in the batteries in uninterruptible power supplies) and mercury (in the fluorescent backlights in many flat panel displays) can be recycled to reuse the materials and to reduce the chance that these toxic materials could be released to the environment.

As more electronics recyclers open or expand their businesses in Florida, recycling is becoming more convenient and cheaper. Some businesses even buy unwanted computers and cell/smart phones for reuse or recycling.

Contacts for Reuse and Recycling

For more information, please contact Henry Garrigo at 850-245-8822

Agency for State Technology

The Agency for State Technology was established in 2014 by the Florida Legislature to oversee the state's essential technology projects and house Florida’s Chief Information Officer. The agency will maximize IT resources, saving taxpayer dollars and delivering more efficient and effective constituent services in the Sunshine State.

Follow this link for information on where to recycle your television.

Link opens the Selecting an Electronics Recycler Page

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Contacts for Reuse and Recycling

Last updated: December 13, 2016

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8705 MS #4565


Division of Waste Management #850-245-8705 MS #4500
2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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