Recycling is an integral part of the Division of Waste Management and it spans the entire Environmental Health Section.
Computer Disposal/Electronic Recycling
State Surplus Property is currently administering an Electronic Waste Recycling and Disposal Services contract, and the contract is available to other governmental entities. This contract establishes an Electronic Recycling and Disposal program that enables state and local government entities to dispose of electronic equipment that has reached the end of its useful life, in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS)
ELVS was created by the automotive industry to promote the industry's environmental efforts in recyclability, education, and outreach, and the proper management of substances of concern. As a first step in implementing the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) and in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health, ELVS will provide vehicle recyclers with collection buckets and will pay the costs of transportation, retorting/recycling or disposal of elemental mercury from the automotive switches. ELVS also will provide educational materials to promote vehicle recycling and proper management of mercury switches. The ELVS program is scheduled to run until 2017 and has recovered nearly 5,600 pounds of mercury.
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives: Recycling
The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives and your local distribution cooperatives strongly encourage product recycling. In some cases, product recycling is required for large metal appliances such as water heaters or air conditioners. For more information click on the links to the North Dakota Department of Health Solid Waste Management Rules, Recycling Metal Appliances and Landfills through the NDAREC website above.
The following links are gateways to useful information regarding
Glass Packaging Institute
Institute Of Scrap Recycling Industries
Keep North Dakota Clean
National Recycling Coalition
Updated: 28 Dec. 2017