Computers & Electronics

While electronic waste is a small portion of overall waste in Vermont, it is the fastest growing portion of all waste. Electronic devices contain toxic materials (including lead, mercury, and chromium) that should be managed responsibly as well as precious metals (such as gold) that should be recovered and recycled. Electronic waste is banned from all Vermont landfills and recycling these items not only reduces the amount of waste going to landfills it also reduces the rate at which we need to mine these finite resources. Electronic waste does NOT get recycled with curbside recycling.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s E-Cycles program provides convenient and free collection of computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, and televisions to consumers, charities, school districts, and small businesses that employ 10 or fewer individuals. Other individuals who bring in seven (7) or fewer devices can also recycle at no charge.

Items Accepted for Recycling:

  • Computers – desktops, all-in-one computers, laptops, notebooks, netbooks and tablets
  • Computer Monitors – any type, i.e. CRTs, flat panel displays, LCD displays, plasma displays
  • Printers – most types including multifunctional machines - does not include floor-standing models
  • Televisions – any type, i.e. CRTs, flat panel displays, LCD displays, plasma displays
  • Computer Peripherals – items sold exclusively for external use which connect to a computer such as a mouse, keyboard, scanner, external hard drive, modem, UPS, computer speakers, etc.

Other electronic items such as VCRs, DVD players, radios, stereo equipment and others are accepted, but there may be a charge.  Check with the facility first.

Locations Accepting E-Waste

Goodwill Industries

215 North Street

Bennington

802-442-4285

Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Staples

5 Kocher Dr.
Bennington

802-442-3919

Hours
Monday  – Thursday 9 AM – 7 PM
Friday 9 AM – 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 7PM
Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

Bennington Transfer Station

904 Houghton Lane
Bennington
800-499-4370

Hours
Monday 8 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 1 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 3 PM
Thursday 8 AM – 1 PM
Friday - Saturday 8 AM – 3 PM

Northshire Transfer Station

310 Tennis Way
Dorset
(802) 499-4370

Hours
Monday - Friday 8am-2pm
Saturday 8am-12pm

Pownal Transfer Station

Maple Grove Rd.
Pownal
802-379-1470

Hours
Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, 8 AM – 4 PM

Searsburg Transfer Station

Searsburg Transfer Station
18 Town Garage Rd.
Searsburg
802-688-3488

Hours
Call for hours

Sunderland Transfer Station

4561 Sunderland Hill Rd.
Arlington
(802) 499-4370

Hours
Monday - Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 2 PM
Thursday - Friday: 7:30 AM – 2 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM