What is E-waste?
Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become
unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their
80 to 85% of electronic products were discarded in landfills
or incinerators, which can release certain toxics into the air.
E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it
equals 70% of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of
lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and
Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
For every 1 million cell phones that are
35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs
of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered.
Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy
equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a
peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.
20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed
worldwide every year.
Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts
of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump
phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every
E-waste is still the fastest growing municipal
waste stream in America, according to the EPA.
A large number of what is labeled as "ewaste" is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic
equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or
can be recycled for materials recovery.
It takes 539 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of
chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one
computer and monitor.
Effects of Electronic waste
● Groundwater contamination
● Unethical shipping to developing nations
● Loss of precious metals (: lead, mercury, copper,
cadmium, chromium, zinc, other heavy metals)
● Inefficient use of planetary resources
Where is your e-waste recycling
Where can you recycle in the Tampa
5144 Le Tourneau Cicle Tampa, Florida 33610
Household hazardous waste Collection Center
First Saturday monthly
9805 Sheldon Road Tampa, FL 33635
7039 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa Florida
Hours: M-F 9:30 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Jersey Jim Towers TV Appliances
17722 US Hwy. 19N, Clearwater, Florida
Hours M-Sat. 8 am to 6 pm
The Service Place
3435 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Florida
Hours: M-F 8:30 am to 6 pm, and Saturday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Florida E-waste Recycling
3111 W. Dr. MLK Blvd.
Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33607
877-811-5865 M-F 8 am- 5pm
Sims Recycling Solutions
5806 North 53rd St. Tampa, FL 33610
813-549-0864 By appointment
Why you should recycle E-waste?
Get involved & Spread awareness!
Recycle electronic waste and encourage friends, colleagues, and businesses to join.
Take action with your peers on campus and in your community
Learn more regarding the destination of your e-waste recycling
Change your lifestyle by consuming less