The Carroll Technology & Innovation Council recognizes the potential of electronics to be reused, recycled,  and relinquished from the space they are taking up in your home or business, and do so in a manner good for you and our environment.

Answering the question of “what to do with those old electronics,” we will be hosting Used Electronic Collection and Recycling events to give the Carroll County an opportunity to get there used electronics to where they need to go.

To ethically and efficiently manage used electronics we collect from the community, the CTIC partners with Electronics Value Recovery (EVR), a Baltimore based company founded with the goal of “maximizing the value and extending the life cycle of used electronics.” They partner with small businesses, enterprises, and partner businesses, offering their clients dedicated, services for recovering and enhancing the value of IT products.

In view of harnessing existing value in used electronics, efforts are made to harness the usable capacity. From collected electronics, EVR facilitates the recovery of raw materials such as gold, silver, aluminum, steel, copper, plastic, and led. When their materials cannot be made use of, its important to our health to dispose of them safely and properly. So, when materials are too obsolete or unsalvageable, EVR works with a global network of industry-leading recyclers to dispose of materials safely and responsibly.

Proceeds from our first e-waste event in Carroll County will be on April 22nd, 2023 – Earth Day – will go to support our Veterans Transition to Technology program and the Winter’s Mill football team.

When we do collection events, the following materials are accepted, prohibited, and charged back.

Acceptable Materials

  • AC Adapters
  • Batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Circuit boards
  • Copier Machines
  • CRT Monitors
  • Desktops
  • Docking Stations
  • Electronics Accessories
  • Flat screen monitors
  • Hard Drives
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Laptops
  • Networking
  • Networking supplies
  • Printers
  • Processors
  • RAM
  • Servers
  • Server racks
  • Tablets
  • Toner/Ink
  • UPS
  • Wire

Unacceptable Materials

  • Furniture
  • Ammunition
  • Liquids
  • Combustible Materials
  • Medical Waste
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Trash

What’s wasted when we create e-waste?