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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event: Saturday, October 14

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Free Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event

Livingston's third and final Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event of the year will be held on:

  • Saturday, October 14, 2023 
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue.

Early Drop Off

Early drop off is available for electronics items only as follows:

  • Thursday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

During these times, residents can bring electronics to Craft Room 1 on the lower level of the Livingston Senior/Community Center.

Confidential papers to be shredded and bulbs for recycling cannot be dropped off prior to the event.

Electronics Recycling

Under New Jersey state law and the Township’s recycling ordinance, it is mandatory to recycle electronic items. Electronic items cannot be placed at the curb for pickup – the garbage and recycling collection trucks will not take them.  

The following items will be accepted for electronic and small appliance recycling:

  • Cellular Telephones*
  • Computers & Components*
  • Copiers
  • DVD Players
  • Electronic Games
  • Fax Machines
  • Fluorescent “swirl” light bulbs and tubes up to 4’ in length
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Monitors/Flat Screens+


* Erase hard drive/memory

  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Portable Electronic Music Devices
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telecom Equipment
  • Televisions+
  • Typewriters (electric)
  • USP & Other Cables
  • VCRs

 +No TVs or screens accepted with broken glass or sharp edges 

For safety reasons, TVs or screens with broken glass or sharp edges will not be accepted during this eventSuch items must be brought to Essex County’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal day. Visit for more information. 

Other unaccepted items include exercise equipment, alkaline batteries, car batteries, smoke detectors, or household hazardous materials. Please check to find out when and how these items can be recycled.

Regular “Edison” — incandescent — light bulbs will not be accepted at this event; dispose of those with regular household garbage. 

Paper Shredding 

All types of confidential paper documents will be accepted for shredding. These personal paper documents will be shredded and recycled on site at Livingston’s 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. event on October 14th. 

There is a limit of five boxes of papers per household, and shredding is for Livingston residents only. Home-based businesses or institutions are not eligible to use this service.

Residents are reminded that the following will not be accepted

  • hard-cover books
  • three-ring binders
  • paper clips
  • CDs
  • computer disks
  • pendaflex-type folders 
  • other fastened documents

The shredding trucks fill up quickly, so Livingston residents are reminded to bring their documents to the site in a container that can be easily emptied.  

Remove pages from plastic binders, and bring only sensitive documents for shredding. 

Newspapers, magazines and books should always be recycled with regular bi-weekly paper pickup, and will not be accepted at this event.

Find out more about Livingston's Electronics Recycling Events here

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