St. Louis Electronics and Appliance Recycling

posted by Aby

Working with clients over the years, I know that one obstacle many people face when decluttering and organizing is trying to find the perfect place to donate items. Often, taking time to research the “perfect place” can get overwhelming and delay organizing progress. So, when I run across a great donation center like this one, I’m happy to share it!

Electronics and appliances pose a particular dilemma for many people. If your goods are in working order, certainly you might sell them or donate them to a charitable organization. But, what can you do with the broken stuff? And how about the outdated stuff…that still works but no one would really want to use?

St Louis Electronics Recycling

In both Illinois and Missouri, it’s illegal to place appliances in the garbage. While Missouri has not yet made it illegal for residents to put electronics in the garbage, they certainly discourage it because many electronics components cause hazardous waste. Illinois has banned electronics from waste collection.

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But this doesn’t mean that you can’t find a happy home for your no longer needed electronics and recycle. Wits is a a non-profit organization based in St. Louis that recycles and refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment. They fix  or replace what may is broken and put items back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of the landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their goals. Anything that Wits cannot reuse is recycled appropriately at their recycling facility. They even have a 0% landfill policy! Doesn’t that make letting go a notch or two easier?

Whether you live in Missouri or Illinois, Wits has regular collection sites across the St. Louis Metro area. They accept home electronics (blenders, toasters, irons), computers (monitors, printers, keyboards), large appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers), TVs, satellites, and more. They do not accept paint, tires or chemicals. For residential recycling, all items accepted are FREE except for freon devices and appliances larger than a microwave. They do accept donations to help cover costs of appropriate recycling. Pick-up service is also available at a reasonable fee.

Happy Organizing,


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