Beginning November 1, Cabarrus County residents can recycle televisions and computer monitors without paying a fee. Up until now, Cabarrus County passed on a fee charged by the recycling contractor -- $5 for monitors and small televisions and $10 for 21-inch or larger televisions – when these appliances were dropped off at county collection facilities.
Due to changing market conditions as a result of a new North Carolina law banning computers and televisions from disposal in landfills, Cabarrus County has been able to negotiate a recycling contract so the fee no longer is passed to residents.
Cabarrus County residents living in Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant and unincorporated areas no longer can place these items at the curb with regular trash for disposal. Instead, discarded computers and televisions must be brought to the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Facility or the Cabarrus County Construction and Demolition Landfill for recycling. City of Concord is the exception by allowing its residents to place electronics at the curb for recycling.
Televisions and computers may be dropped off for recycling at these locations at no charge:
· Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 246 General Services Drive off Hwy. 49 in Concord, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and third Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
· Cabarrus County Construction and Demolition Landfill at 4441 Irish Potato Road, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Cabarrus County has been providing collection of all electronics for recycling (including televisions and computers) since 2002 as a service to county residents – first at community events, then at special collection days at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, then expanding collections to six days a week at the Irish Potato Road facility, and now allowing electronics recycling at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility during operating hours.
For more information, visit www.cabarruscounty.us/sustainability.