Electronics often contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury, which are typically found in cathode-ray tube (CRT) TVs and monitors, printed circuit boards, batteries, relays and switches. Also, capacitors in some types of older and larger equipment may contain polychlorinated biphenyls.
- Drop off at the Electronics Collection and Recycling Center (located at the Water Pollution Control Plant): CRT TVs are accepted for a $20 recycling fee, and CRT computer monitors are accepted for a $15 recycling fee, both due at the time of your drop-off. Cash, exact change please, or checks (made payable to Arlington County Treasurer) only. All other electronics are accepted free of charge.
- Reduce and reuse by donating to charity and community organizations.
Metal and Appliances
- Small scrap metal items (50 lbs. maximum, each item) can be dropped off at the Inert Materials and Scrap Metal Drop-Off Facility.