Recycling & Waste

Lead

Definition

Children are exposed to the toxic effects of lead in the home. If ingested, kids may develop adverse health effect such as reduced IQ, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, stunted growth, impaired hearing or even kidney damage.

Sources of lead in the home include:

  • Cathode ray tubes of most televisions and computer monitors
  • Circuit boards within electronic products
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Paint chips from older homes
  • Lead solder in water pipes of older homes
  • Some toys, jewelry and fishing tackle
  • Wheel weights
  • Roof flashing
  • Fishing sinkers

Recycle

Choose one of the following to recycle your electronics containing lead (televisions and computer monitors):