Recycling Q&A: Should I Recycle My Microwave Or Trash It?

Recycling Q&A: Should I Recycle My Microwave Or Trash It?

  • Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series of recycling Q&A tips from Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland. Got a question or idea for a recycling tip? Contact Jarland at 630-208-3841 or recycle@countyofkane.org.

Q: Should I recycle my old microwave or just trash it?

— Denny

A: You should recycle it!

Recycling is, of course, the best option.

You can recycle microwave ovens, for free, at one of the Kane County electronics recycling centers.

Here’s a link to the website: https://www.countyofkane.org/Recycling/Pages/electronics.aspx

You can also take it to almost any metal scrap yard for free recycling.

Thanks for checking! Let me know if you have any other recycling questions!

— Jennifer

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