Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Recently, we told you that the city of Twin Falls is keeping its household recycling program.
Southern Idaho Solid Waste also wants to keep computer related products out of the landfill. So they accept keyboards, computer towers, flat screen and cathode ray tube monitors, anything with a circuit board in it.
The good news is you can turn all of these computer parts in, and they'll be recycled for absolutely free.
Amy Windle, Community Outreach Coordinator with Southern Idaho Solid Waste, says, "Computers have materials in them that shouldn't be in the landfill, they take up a lot of valuable landfill space. So it's always a great idea to bring your computers in for recycling instead of throwing them away."
Windle says that computer circuit boards have metals like gold, silver, platinum, tin, and lead on them. She says those metals, along with small batteries, need to be removed and recycled separately before the rest of the material is thrown away.
Oct. 22, 2012.