Covered vs. Non-Covered Electronics
Some electronics are free to recycle in Vermont due to the Extended Producer Responsibility program (fees may apply to non-residential customers with more than seven items). These are called "covered" electronics. These include:
Electronics not included in this program are called "non-covered" electronics. Fees may apply to recycle these items.
We take both covered and non-covered electronics at our Additional Recyclables Collection Center. Visit our ARCC page for more information on hours, accepted items, and pricing!
Most electronics are banned from the landfill and incinertors in Vermont. In 2011, Vermont joined 24 other states in addressing the growing challenges of disposing of such waste by requiring manufacturers that sell televisions, computers, monitors, desktop printers and computer peripherals such as computer speakers, mice, keyboards and modems in VT to pay the costs of recycling those electronics. As a result, there is no fee to Vermont residents, small businesses (some limits may apply), public schools, and 501c3 nonprofits for the disposal of these specific covered electronic devices at state certified permanent collection sites.
CVSWMD residents can take electronic waste at our Additional Recyclables Collection Center in Barre (fees apply for non-covered electronics).
To find the electronic waste collector nearest you, see the State of Vermont's list of registered electronic waste collection sites and general electronic waste information.
Worried about data safety?
Are you worried about leaving data on your computer when recycling it? It’s up to you to remove any sensitive data from your computer before taking it to an E-Cycles collection site.