# Electronic – How to dispose of solder waste

soldering

Is there a safe way to dispose of lead solder waste?

Like used sponges, PCBs, tips, etc.

Should I place it in a bag, label it and throw it to a battery disposal boxes I see here and there?

Do a web search on recycle solder waste and you'll find plenty of companies that will pay money for it (if you have enough) presumably they will accept small quantities from walk-in customers (and perhaps by mail). circuitboards may be harder to dispose of as the substrate has negative monetary value