Electronics

Answering Machines, Cell Phones, Computer-related Items, Copy Machines, CRTs & TVs, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Microwaves, Pagers, Printers, Satellite Dishs, Scanners, Stereos, Telephones, Television Sets, VCRs, Video Game Systems

Electronics can be safely recycled as scrap metal with an important exception: nothing with a screen can be included. State regulations prohibit throwing away cathode ray tubes (CRTs) or flat screen TVs, monitors and laptops.

Disposal is available to all District residents at the Clean Sweep Collection or Greenfield Transfer Station.
Disposal is available for residents of Bernardston, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Montague, New Salem, Orange, Rowe, Warwick, and Wendell at their towns' transfer stations.
There is a disposal fee.

In addition:

  • Best Buy & Staples will recycle any eligible item at no charge. Best Buy takes three items per household per day. Visit www.BestBuy.com or www.Staples.com & search under “recycling.” Newer technology devices can be sold through www.staples.com.
  • Computer manufacturers offer a variety of electronic recycling programs, including (but not limited to) Apple, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, Sony & Toshiba. Go to their websites for more info.
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) customers can get free mail-back envelopes for recycling inkjet cartridges, cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras & other small electronics.
  • Computers & other electronics in working condition can be donated to www.cristina.org to benefit students at risk & people who are economically disadvantaged or disabled.

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