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Schenectady County to Host Free E-Waste Event for Residents

Schenectady County Electronics Recycling Event

Schenectady County announced that it will hold a free electronics recycling event for residents on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at SUNY Schenectady. During the event residents can drop off their unwanted or unusable electronics to be turned into components for reuse or recycling.

Recycling e-waste helps keep waste out of landfills and harmful chemicals and metals from leeching into the environment. Items are separated into their components, which are cleaned and reused if possible. Components that are not reusable will be recycled into marketable materials, and items that contain data will be sanitized if possible, or destroyed and shredded.

“Our lives have become so intwined with electronic devices – from cellphones, computers, tablets, and televisions – that over 50 million tons of electronic waste is produced every year,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We’re working to make it easier for residents to dispose of their unwanted items in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. Recycling your electronics keeps waste out of the landfill, and reduces manufacturing pollution and the need to extract valuable natural resources that are needed to create new electronics.”

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: SUNY Schenectady back parking lot

                78 State Street, Schenectady

Registration is required. Visit or call (518) 388-4775 to register.

Accepted Items*

  • Batteries
  • Cables/IT accessories
  • Cameras
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Computers and computer accessories (mice, keyboards, speakers, etc.)
  • Copiers
  • Light bulbs including fluorescent
  • Gaming devices
  • Laptops     
  • Monitors
  • MP3 Players
  • Networking gear
  • Phone systems/Cell phones  
  • Power supplies
  • Printers/plotters (ink, toner, cartridges)
  • Routers & switches
  • Stereo equipment
  • Storage devices (external hard drives, SD/memory cards, etc.)
  • Tablets
  • Televisions (all sizes/types)    
  • Video and audio equipment

Items Not Accepted*

  • Items containing Mercury (thermostats, switches, medical devices, thermometers)
  • Smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Household hazardous waste/liquids
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive materials
  • Small appliances (toasters, coffee makers, irons, etc.)

*Visit for a full list of accepted and not accepted items.

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