Donate, sell, or recycle your electronic waste.
Oh how they pile up. The land of the misfit electronics has filled our drawers, attic corners and basement shelves. We stash it away to make room for each bigger, better, faster, cooler, sleeker techno gadget. Let's hope you haven't tossed your old stuff in the trash because those electronics are pure poison when they breakdown in a landfill.
Freecycle is a nonprofit movement of people who are giving and or getting stuff for free in their own towns.
ReUseIt Network, like Freecycle, is an on-line forum that helps connect you to other people in the community who want to keep perfectly good items out of our landfills. It will "help get things from people who have them, but don't want them, to people who want them, but don't have them."
Charities Goodwill Industries or Salvation Army.
Computer Reuse, visit the National Cristina Foundation-- they will give your "old" computer (along with computer training) to people with disabilities, students at risk, and economically disadvantaged persons so that they may "lead more independent and productive lives".
Sell your Old Electronics
YouRenew.com will sell your old electronics for you! Or if they are not acceptable for resale they will recycle them for you.
If you are going to recycle your electronics check out this list of our local disposal/recycling centers. Be sure to visit their websites for specific town by town guidelines. All towns are required to accept televisions, monitors, computers and printers.
Darien Refuse Disposal & Recycling Center 126 Ledge Road Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Easton 15 Westport Road Monday – Friday 7:00am–12:00am and 12:30pm–2:30 p.m.
Fairfield Transfer Station One Rod Highway Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Greenwich Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility Holly Hill Lane Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
New Canaan Transfer Station 139 Lakeview Avenue Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Norwalk Transfer Station 61 Crescent Street Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ridgefield Transfer Station 59 South Street Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Stamford Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center 130 Magee Ave Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. AND Scofieldtown Road Recycling Center Scofieldtown Road/Rockrimmon Road Monday and Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.,11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Weston Transfer Station 237 Godfrey Road East Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Westport Transfer Station 300 Sherwood Island Connector Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wilton Transfer Station Mather Street Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Responsible Recycling Practices
If you're concerned about whether your electronics are be responsibly recycled—that the dangerous elements are being disposed of properly so that the toxins do not end up in our soil or groundwater or shipped off to another nation to be illegally disposed of—go to e-Stewards to find out about safe recycling practices and the companies they recommend. They recommend two locations near Farifield County. WeRecycle! located at 500 South Broad Street in Meriden, CT or at 249 E. Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon, NY. You can drop off or simply mail them your electronics for safe recycling (maximum weight/box is 60 lbs.)
WeRecycle accepts these electronics for recycling:
- Computers (CPUs)
- Cell phones
- VCR/DVD/CD players
- Game systems
- Fax machines
Cartridge World has teamed up with Stamford's Solid Waste/Recycling Division to make recycling your ink cartridges simple. Collection bins are already at the following Stamford locations:
- Cartridge World's stores at 1016 Hope Street in Stamford and at 247 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk
- Government Center at 888 Washington Boulevard
- Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center at 130 Magee Avenue
- Scofieldtown Road Recycling Center at the corner of Scofieldtown and Rockrimmon roads