Electronics Recycling: Items Accepted

Why do I have to recycle electronics?

By law, electronic items must be recycled separately and cannot be put out and collected with regular trash.

Items Accepted for Electronics Recycling

Items accepted at Livingston's Electronic Recycling Events include:

Cellular Telephones (erase memory if possible)
Computers & Components (erase or remove hard drives if possible)
DVD Players
Electronic Games
Fax Machines
Monitors/Flat Screens
Portable Electronic Music Devices
Printers, including 3D Printers
Telecom Equipment
USB and Other Cables

Other Special Items

  • Fluorescent bulbs: Fluorescent lightbulbs of all shapes, up to 4 feet long, will be collected. There is a limit of 6 bulbs per resident. NO broken bulbs. To comply with hazardous materials handling, there is no early drop allowed off for bulbs.
  • Rechargeable batteries: These collection events now include drop-off of rechargeable lithium, NiCad, sealed lead-acid (rectangular alarm or exit light types) and power tool batteries. Volume is limited. Early drop-off is prohibited, as it creates a serious fire hazard. Rechargeable batteries can also be dropped off at an Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event. (Note: Ordinary alkaline batteries should go in your household trash.)

Items Not Accepted for Electronics Recycling

These items are not accepted at Livingston's Electronics Recycling Events

Air Conditioners  - Register for Metal Pickup

Audio and Video Tapes - Put in regular garbage for pickup

CDs and DVDs - Put in regular garbage for pickup

Dehumidifiers - Register for Metal Pickup

Diskettes - Put in regular garbage for pickup

Ink Cartridges for Inkjet/Laser Printers and Fax Machines - Some retailers offer store credit or money back for returned empty ink cartridges; check with local retailers 

Irons - Register for Metal Pickup

Microwave Ovens - Register for Metal Pickup

Smoke Detectors - Put in regular garbage for pickup (only 1 per pickup)

Speakers - Put in regular garbage for pickup

Toasters and Toaster Ovens - Register for Metal Pickup

Vacuum Cleaners - Put in regular garbage for pickup

White Goods (Large Appliances -- e.g., Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators) - Register for Metal Pickup

Yard Appliances - Register for Metal Pickup

Zip Disks -  Put in regular garbage for pickup