Places to Find E-Waste For Scrap

Choosing what materials to scrap can be a difficult task. While some scrappers spend most of their time with ferrous or non-ferrous items, electronic waste (e-waste) has recently become a hot commodity. The challenge is finding places where scrappers can get more of the materials to make it worthwhile.

Searching high and low, finding e-waste is a GO!

Scrappers are always hunting for new material, and finding e-waste for scrap can be difficult for some. As long as you have the right tools for the job, they are relatively simple to pull apart once you find them.

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Before we go into the places you can find these materials, here are some of the most common things you can find that are considered e-waste:

Place You Can Find E-Scrap & Electronics for Scrap Metal

e-waste scrap places
  • Start at home: Do you have broken or old electronics? Everyday items like computers, video games, DVD/CD players, cell phones, and more could be around your house. If they don’t work, you can take them apart and get the scrap out of them, but more importantly, add any computer boards to your e-waste pile.
  • Craigslist/eBay: We know we may say it a lot, but online listings on sites like Craigslist are great places to find people looking to get rid of their scrap and maybe even some e-waste. Look for things like TVs, Computers, and other electronic systems. eBay could also be an excellent place to look for cheap e-waste parts. Things like broken computers or other broken electronics can often be listed there for parts. Sometimes, you can spend a few bucks to get a bulk load of e-waste.
  • Local Businesses: Check with stores in your area that may have many computers or are going out of business. If they update their computers, they may look for a place to eliminate them. If they are going out of business, why not offer your services to them to help them get rid of their electronics?
  • Drive by: Always be aware of the items lying on the side of the road, like any other scrap. A computer, DVD player, or other electronics may have some circuit boards inside.

Remember that any item with computerized features most likely has a circuit board inside. Also, most electronics have wires attached, so cut them off and throw them in your insulated wire pile. Don’t forget to use the iScrap App to find a scrap yard near you that takes e-waste.

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