Computers & Electronic Waste

EwasteElectronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste, is banned from all Vermont landfills. Electronic waste contains heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury, and PBDE’s which if disposed of improperly can leach out polluting the environment and causing harmful health effects. Electronics also contain precious metals such as copper and gold which can be salvaged, along with much of the plastic. Recycling not only reduces the amount of waste going to landfills but also reduces the rate at which we need to mine these finite resources.

Computers, monitors, printers, peripherals and televisions can be taken to any of the sites listed below and dropped off for free. This service is available to households, 501c3 charities, school districts and small businesses with less than 10 employees. Items accepted free include:

  • Computers (such as 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 also accepted, but there may be a charge. Check with the facility first.

Locations Accepting E-Waste
Name Address Phone Notes
Bennington Transfer Station 904 Houghton Rd., Bennington (802) 447-8737 Hours: M, W, F: 8AM – 3PM
T, TH: 8AM – 1PM
Sunderland Transfer Station 4561 Sunderland Rd., Sunderland (802) 362-1789 Hours: M, T, Th, F: 7:30AM – 2PM
Sat: 7:30AM – 11:30AM
Northshire Transfer Station 407 Tennis Way, East Dorset (802) 362-1282 Hours: M-F: 8AM – 2PM
Sat: 8AM – 12PM
Pownal Transfer Station 645 Maple Grove Rd., Pownal, VT 05261 (802) 379-1470 Hours: W, F, S 8 AM to 4 PM
Searsburg Transfer Station 18 Town Garage Rd., Searsburg, VT 05363 (802) 688-3488 Hours: Wedensday and Sunday 10AM – 4PM
Staples 5 Kocher Dr., Bennington (802) 442-3919 Excludes televisions and computer speakers
Hours: M-F 9AM – 9PM
Sat: 10AM – 7PM | Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Goodwill 215 North St., Bennington (802) 442-4285 Small fee for other electronics
Hours: M-Sat 9AM -9PM
Sun: 11AM – 7PM
Brown Computer Solutions 116 Bennington Ave. Bennington (802) 681-7565 M-F 9 AM to 5 PM
Sat 10 AM-4 PM