Computer monitors and televisions contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances. Placing computer monitors in the trash is prohibited by state regulations. Proper disposal is available to all District residents at the Clean Sweep Collection or Greenfield Transfer Station.
As of May 2007, Staples is accepting computers, monitors, laptops, printers, faxes, and all-in-ones at all of its stores for proper recycling. Staples will recycle any manufacturer's products, regardless of whether or not the items were purchased from Staples, and there's no limit on the quantity that can be recycled. There is a fee of $10 per piece (no fee for keyboards and mice). Bring the old equipment to the customer service desk during regular store hours.
Best Buy will accept up to 2 computer monitors per day at $10 each, and provide a $10 store credit for each monitor.
Proper disposal is also available for residents of Bernardston, Colrain, Conway, Montague, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Warwick, and Wendell at their towns' transfer stations, and for Erving residents at their town's Highway Garage.
There is a disposal fee.
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