- Where can I recycle e-Waste?
- Can I recycle personal electronics in the TechnoTrash Bins?
Recycling electronics prevents valuable [and hazardous] materials from going into the waste stream. Consumers now have many options to recycle or donate for reuse their used electronics. Many computer, TV, and cell phone manufacturers, as well as electronics retailers offer some kind of take back program or sponsor recycling events. from EPA eCycling
MIT e-Waste can be recycled through Facilities, but personal equipment should be recycled through the numerous offerings available through cities, manufactures and retailers. See How Do I Get Rid of My Old Computer Equipment? for more details on recycling MIT equipment.
Depending on where you live, your city or town may provide free electronic waste recycling. Check with your municipality's DPW for more details. Here are some local towns that offer some forms of e-Waste Recycling.
|Municipality (click on city for more details)||Offers e-Waste Recycling||How to Recycle E-Waste|
|City of Cambridge||Refers resident to major electronic retailers like Staples, Best Buy and Apple||Bring small electronics like cords and phones to Recycling Center during normal business hours|
|City of Somerville||Provides free electronics recycling for Somerville residents and businesses||Bring e-Waste to DPW Yard (1 Franey Rd.) M-Fam 8-4pm|
You can also bring your old electronics to a number of different electronic retailers in Cambridge and the surround Boston area including Apple, Staples and Best Buy.