E-Waste Recycling & Disposal

Electronic Waste Recycling & Disposal
(Computer and Television Disposal)

We live in an electronic world. At work, home, and everywhere we go electronics (computers, monitors, televisions) are involved in almost everything we do. Household electronics, commonly called Electronic Waste 
(E-Waste), is a fast growing segment of our waste – and many of these items can be a health hazard and can affect the environment if not disposed of properly.

Electronics, especially televisions, computers and cell phones, contain heavy metals like lead, mercury, nickel, and chromium. Older televisions and computer monitors contain an average of four pounds of lead. If improperly disposed of, these hazardous materials can be released into the environment, posing a threat to human health.

Download our free Downloadable Electronic Waste Recycling Guide.


Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Many electronics can be recycled for repair and reuse or for disassembly, where material components like metals and plastics can be harvested and used in manufacturing. This reduces the demand for raw materials and limited natural resources.

The White River RSWMD strongly urges its citizens to recycle electronic waste. Arkansas has placed a priority on the recycling of televisions, computers and computer accessories and cell phones; however, items accepted by EPA permitted e-waste recycling operations normally include:

  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Cable & TiVo Equipment
  • Cameras & Calculators
  • Communication Systems
  • Computers & Components
  • Copiers & Scanners
  • Electronic Clocks, Radios, Etc.
  • Electronic Lab Equipment
  • Fax Machines
  • Hand Held Games
  • PDA's, Pocket PC's & Notebooks
  • Telephones & Systems
  • Televisions (TVs)
  • VHS& DVD Players & Recorders

Computer Files and Security: The State of Arkansas uses the services of UNICOR for computer recycling. In the recycling process, computer hard drives are stripped of memory and operating systems are reloaded, erasing any remaining files.

For information about electronic waste recycling contact a collection center near you, view a location map of District E-Waste Collection Centers (pdf map).

Collection centers in the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District are listed below by county.

Note: Some locations require a small fee to help offset shipping and handling costs associated with taking electronic waste.


City of Heber Springs Sanitation Department

725 S. 4th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Phone: (501) 362-3635
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Fulton, Izard & Sharp

Tri-County Recycling Center

500 Landfill Road
Cherokee Village, AR 72529
Phone: (870) 994-3020
Days/Hrs: Mon-Thur 7am-4:30pm

Horseshoe Bend Recy. Ctr

605 W. Commerce – Near City Hall
Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512
Phone: (870) 670-5113
Days/Hrs: Wed. & Sat. 9:00am – 12:30pm


Independence County Recycling Center

110 Environmental Drive
Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: (870) 793-8892
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm


Newport Area Recycling Center

216 3rd Street, Suite B
Newport, AR 72112
Phone: (870) 217-0070
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm


Stone County Recycling Center

164 Recycle Center Road
Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone: (870) 269-5081
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm & 1st Sat of Month 8am-12noon

Van Buren

Van Buren County Recycling Center

494 Volunteer Parkway
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: (501) 745-6996
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm

Fairfield Bay Hippe Recycling Center

150 Garden Lane
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
Phone: (501) 884-4184
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm & Saturdays 9am-12noon


Searcy Recycling Center

409 W. Beebe Capps Expswy.
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: (501) 279-1000
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm


City of Augusta

Augusta Recycling Center
Corner of Gregory and Florida Streets
Augusta, AR 72006
Phone: (870) 347-5656
Days/Hrs: Mon-Fri 8am – 4:30pm