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)
  • Copiers
  • DVD Players
  • Electronic Games
  • Fax Machines
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Monitors/Flat Screens
  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Portable Electronic Music Devices
  • Printers, including 3D Printers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telecom Equipment
  • Televisions
  • USB and Other Cables
  • VCRs

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