OCRRA cannot accept electronics at any of our locations, nor do we host collection events. However, recent updates to a statewide law create a path for manufacturers to cover costs associated with collecting unwanted electronics from households. Collection sites partnering with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation offer free-drop off services.
While the state continues to identify official program partners, OCRRA can share the following options available to Onondaga County residents. Please note each location's requirements. It is strongly advised that you call ahead to confirm details, including what is accepted and possible handling fees.
|Battery World||5820 E Molloy Rd., Syracuse||(315) 437-1404||Appointment required. Call for details.||Free|
|Best Buy||3401 Erie Blvd. East, Dewitt||(315) 449-1784||Various items accepted.
Call or click here for details.
|Fee may be charged pending items dropped off|
|Bruin Recycling||1001 Vine St., Liverpool||(315) 410-0050||Drop off hours: M-F, 6am- 10pm. No TVs or old-style CRT monitors||Free|
|The Salvation Army||2433 Erie Blvd. East, Syracuse (E-waste accepted at this Salvation Army location ONLY)||(315) 445-0520||One television accepted per drop off. No projection or rear projection televisions.||Free|
Items covered under the law:
- Televisions (as well as TV set cathode ray tubes)
- Computer Peripherals* (Monitors, Keyboards, a Mouse or Similar Pointing Devices, Facsimile Machines, Document Scanners, Printers)
- Small Electronic Equipment* (tablets, VCRs, Digital Video Recorders, Portable Digital Music Players, DVD Players, Digital Converter Boxes, Cable or Satellite Receivers, Electronic or Video Game Consoles, etc.)
- Small Scale Servers
* Computer peripherals and small electronic equipment also include any cable, cord or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into such product.
New York State's complete list of Covered Electronic Equipment (CCE) can be found here.
You may also contact the manufacturer of your electronics directly to learn about their take-back program. Another option is to consult the Electronics TakeBack Coalition's list of manufacturer recycling programs or utilize Sunnking Electronics' take-back program.
To stay up-to-date on electronics recycling, sign up for OCRRA's bi-monthly email.
Wherever you dispose of an old computer or mobile device, it is a good idea to protect your personal information so it does not fall into someone else's hands. "Wipe" your device or destroy your hard drive before recycling your old electronics.
When dropping electronics off to ANY location, it is important to find out what is happening to your materials, so you can be assured they are being handled in an environmentally friendly manner.
If you have electronics, in good working condition, an alternate disposal option is to offer them for free to the local community for reuse. Try an online material exchange site. Check out the sites listed here and give your electronics a new home!