What is Electronic Waste (e-waste)?
In 2011 the State of Vermont banned a certain list of electronics from landfill disposal. The list includes:
- 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.