Electronics waste - or 'E-waste' as it is now known - is becoming an increasingly problematic material for municipal waste handlers. Most electronic items contain metals, such as cadium and lead, that are toxic to the environment and should not be landfilled. In the Quinte area, electronics are now handled through our Hazardous Waste Collection system. Collection event dates and locations are listed here. Electronics are collected under contract and taken for recycling. Potentially harmful metals are removed for reuse. Plastics are recycled. Fluorescent tubes and lights are also part of this collection. (Ballasts are not). Televisions and microwave ovens are NOT part of this collection service. They go in the garbage. ( Call you local municipal office for proper disposal).