Gastonia provides collection for electronics on a call-in basis for a fee of $25.00 per electronic. Please place the electronic at the curb prior to contacting the customer service center.
If you would like to recycle the electronic you may search the internet or yellow pages for local recycling centers and service companies to dispose of the electronic for free. Some companies will come to your residence to collect the electronic, if you choose this option please do not place the electronic at the curb. Please pull the electronic back into your yard or driveway until the company can collect the electronic. Electronics may be also be taken to the Gaston County Farmer's Market located at 410 E. Long Avenue.
Computer equipment. Any computer, monitor or video display unit for a computer system, and the peripheral equipment except keyboards and mice, and a printing device such as a printer, a scanner, a combination print-scanner-fax machine, or other device designed to produce hard paper copies from a computer. Computer equipment does not include an automated typewriter, professional workstation, server, ICI device, ICI system, mobile telephone, portable handheld calculator, portable digital assistant (PDA), MP3 player, or other similar device; an automobile; a television; a household appliance; a large piece of commercial or industrial equipment, such as commercial medical equipment, that contains a cathode ray tube, a cathode ray tube device, a flat panel display, or similar video display device that is contained within, and is not separate from, the larger piece of equipment, or other medical devices as that term is defined under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Television. Any electronic device that contains a tuner that locks on to a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying of television or video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite, including, without limitation, any direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube (CRT), plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), digital light processing (DLP), liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), silicon crystal reflective display (SXRD), light emitting diode (LED), or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes.
Solid Waste Division
P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28052