While most of us know how to recycle paper, plastic bottles or aluminum cans, many people don’t know how to properly dispose of old computers, cellphones and other electronic devices.
Properly reusing or recycling electronics prevents metals and toxic materials from ending up in a landfill, harming our environment and endangering public health.
When you recycle electronics, valuable materials (metals, plastics and glass) are extracted and used for new products. The following locations offer electronics recycling in the Kansas City metro.
- Best Buy – Limitations on types of items accepted.
- Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park, 2101 SE Hamblen Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO, 64082, (816) 550-1612. Recycles any item that runs on a cord or battery.
- Midwest Recycling Center, 2000 E. 19th St., Kansas City, MO 64127, (816) 479-2949. Recycles any item that runs on a cord or battery.
- Secure E-Cycle, 3052 South 24th St., Kansas City, KS 66106, (913) 871-9040. Recycles any item that runs on a cord or battery.