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E-Waste Recycling Events

A yellow bin filled with discarded electronic devices including cellphones, laptops, camcorders, external hard drives, power cables, and plugs.

Schenectady County is hosting a FREE e-waste recycling event to make it easier for residents to dispose and recycle their unwanted, unused, or broken cellphones, computers, and electronic devices. All you need to do is sign up for an appointment and bring your e-waste to a Schenectady County e-waste event location. When you drop off your e-waste, a certified electronics recycler will keep your old devices out of a landfill.

Accepted Materials

When is the Next E-waste Collection?

Upcoming E-Waste Recycling Event

Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at SUNY Schenectady.

Registration Required!

Register Now

What are the Benefits of Recycling E-Waste? 

E-Waste recycling is good for the economy and the environment! Making new products from recycled e-waste saves energy and water, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, all while reducing the negative impacts of mining for new raw materials like lithium, copper, nickel, aluminum, platinum, zinc, cobalt, and even gold and silver.

When you recycle your E-waste You:

Save Space in Local Landfills

Reduce Air Pollution

Protect Water and Soil

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

What E-Waste Can I Recycle?

  • Batteries (assorted chemistries)
  • Business machines
  • Cables & IT accessories
  • Cameras
  • Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, microphones)
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Electronics scrap
  • Fax machines
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Gaming devices
  • GPS units
  • Lab & medical electronics
  • Laptops
  • Mainframe/ Midrange
  • Mobile devices (Cell phones,
  • Tablets, PDAs, MP3 players)
  • Monitors
  • Networking gear
  • Phone systems
  • Power supplies
  • Printers & plotters (ink, toner, & cartridges)
  • Routers & switches
  • Scanners
  • Scientific equipment
  • Security equipment
  • Servers & server racks
  • Stereo equipment
  • Storage devices (external hard drives, solid state drives, SD cards, memory cards, card readers)
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Televisions
  • Terminals
  • Media: CD’s, VHS Tapes, DVD’s, Cassettes
  • UPS
  • Video & audio equipment
  • Wiring & Cabling
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Devices containing liquid mercury (thermostats, switches, medical devices, thermometers)
  • Freon containing devices/materials (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)
  • Gas powered equipment
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Large appliances (stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers)
  • Liquids
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive materials
  • Small appliances (toasters, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, irons, hair dryers)
  • Smoke detectors

For more information, email or call (518) 388-4775.


Additional Services at the Schenectady County Compost & Recycling Center

Accepts yard waste and most household recyclables.

Accepts appliances, lawn mowers, various metals, tires, and more.

Accepts most electronic items, including TVs, computers, and batteries.