Electronic Waste

What is Electronic Waste (e-waste)?

In 2011 the State of Vermont banned a certain list of electronics from landfill disposal. The list includes:

  • TVs
  • Computers, monitors and computer peripherals (a peripheral is any device that needs to be connected to a computer in order to operate)
  • VCRs & DVD players
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Personal Digital Assistants & Music Players
  • telephones & cell phones (including fax & answering machines)
  • Game Consoles
  • Power supply cords (used to charge electronic devices)

Electronic waste does not include anything with a cord or appliances like toasters, lamps, or microwaves.

Where Can I get rid of Electronic Waste?

TVs and computers are accepted for free from Vermont residents at any registered collection site that is participating in the Vermont State Plan. For a list of locations visit www.vtecycles.org. Coventry residents can bring e-waste to the Derby Town Garage on Wednesdays from 3 PM – 7 PM and Saturdays 8 AM – 1PM.