Electronic Waste

Repair your Electronics

Does your TV or other electronic device no longer work? Considering getting rid of it? Wait! First consider whether or not you can repair your electronic device. Repairing your device for continued use is the best way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. 

View a listing of locations to repair your electronics.

Get Rid of Electronic Waste

Wanna get rid of your old, electronic waste? There are numerous drop-off locations around Ontario County that make it easy and convenient to recycle your unwanted electronics. Please call ahead if you have any questions about fees, or limitations on what is acceptable. Most electronics can be dropped off with no charge except for Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs, old style TV’s). Also, any electronics still in good condition can be donated for reuse at a local donation store.

Drop-Off Locations

View a listing of drop-off locations for your electronic waste.

Head to Our Collection Days

The safest bet when it comes to any hazardous household waste is to bring it to one of the free collection events sponsored by Ontario County, E-waste+, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County. E-Waste events are typically held every June and October. Please continue to check the Special Events page for dates, times and locations of events.

Here’s a list of hazardous materials accepted at no charge at these events:

  • Computers (including laptops, desktops, tablets and e-readers)
  • Televisions
  • Microwaves
  • Small scale servers
  • Computer peripherals
  • Monitors
  • Electronic keyboards
  • Electronic mice or similar
  • Pointing devices
  • Fax machines
  • Electronic or video game consoles
  • Document scanners
  • Printers (less than 100 lbs.)
  • Small electronic equipment
  • VCRs
  • Digital video recorders
  • Portable digital music players
  • DVD players (including projectors with DVD player capabilities intended for home-use)
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable or satellite receivers (including media receivers)

Manufacturer's Takeback Program

Did you know that under the New York State (NYS) law, manufacturers must provide a convenient and free process for folks to recycle their electronic waste? (Note: Manufacturers are not only required to accept their own brand of electronic equipment for recycling, they are also required to accept one piece of electronic waste of any manufacturer's brand if offered by a consumer with the purchase of electronic equipment, covered by the law of the same type by a consumer.) Consumers can use DEC's list of electronic equipment manufacturers registered in NYS, to find manufacturers, their brands electronic equipment covered by the law, and their electronic waste acceptance program websites and contact information.