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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's definition of  Recycling:
"Recycling is the recovery of useful materials, such as paper, glass, plastic, and metals, from the trash to use to make new products, reducing the amount of virgin raw materials needed."

Recycling also saves on energy needed to process raw materials, especially aluminum.


This page also covers the separate processing of any waste that happens to be hazardous. Examples include solvents, paint, pesticides and batteries. Electronics fall into both groups because they contain both gold and lead.



(Details on towns participating in the collection of electronic waste. Scroll down to see Suffolk County list)

Town of Hempstead


Residential Curbside E-Cycle Pick-Up

Place Items At Curb Prior To 6 AM (No shredding or pharmaceutical pick-up) Available to Town of Hempstead Department of Sanitation residential customers only.


Town Parking Field L2

Division Avenue (off Hempstead Tpke.) Levittown


Town Park Point Lookout Parking Field

Lido Blvd. Point Lookout

Town of Hempstead for further information:
Household Garbage & Recycling: (516) 378-4210, Option 3 

S.T.O.P. & E-Cycling Program Information: (516) 378-4210, Option 6

Town of Babylon

E-waste/electronics: Recycle Responsibly: Under the new, New York State Electronics Recycling Law, e-waste/electronics will no longer be collected with your regular garbage. E-waste includes electronic items such as computers, televisions, printers, video game systems, etc. E-waste/electronics equipment manufacturers must provide you with information about their Electronic Waste Acceptance Programs. For additional information go to: or call 311, the Town of Babylon information hotline. E-waste/electronics are collected with your glass, cans and plastic recyclables and can also be brought to the residential recycling center. The Residential Recycling Center is located on Field Street off Edison Avenue in West Babylon. It is open for drop-off of recyclable materials weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions concerning the Residential Recycling call 631-249-9346 or 249-9347.


(Details on towns participating in the collection of electronic waste.)

​Town of Brookhaven

E-Waste Events - multiple events multiple locations.

Town of East Hampton

The East Hampton Recycling Center, located at 260 Springs Fireplace Road. Residential: 7:00am-5:00pm (closed Wednesday), phone 631-324-7191 or 324-7611. Accepts: Electronics, Computers, televisions, cell phones, VCR, DVD players, video cameras (no charge for disposal)

Town of Huntington

Drop Off Your E-waste at The Town Of Huntington Recycling Center! The Town of Huntington has a no-cost drop off site for E-Waste at the Recycling Center located at 641 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York, 11743. It is available Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Small businesses, not-for-profits, schools and government entities must call (631-427-6377) for approval from the facility manager prior to drop off. Only equipment covered by the law will be accepted. Limits on the quantities of material to drop off per visit may apply – More information.

Town of Shelter Island

The Shelter Island Recycling Center, hours of operation –7:30-6:00pm daily. Phone 631-749-2033, Crew leader Brian Sherman. E-Waste is located by the Goody Area. Bring all electronics -- computers, hard drives, laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, VCR’S, DVD players, etc.

Town of Islip

Multi-Purpose Recycling Center -1155 Lincoln Ave., Holbrook
Accessible to residents 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Mon. thru Fri., FREE drop-off of e-waste. Can also be dropped off at the Spring S.T.O.P Day May 3 or Fall S.T.O.P. Day Sept. 20. E-waste materials are also collected curbside on the last Wednesday of every month.

Town of Southampton

E- Waste is accepted Only at the North Sea and Hampton Bays Recycling Centers

The Town of Southampton now accepts the following E-Waste during regular hours of operation: Computers, Televisions ,Copiers, Monitors, CRT’s, Plasma Screens Fax Machines, Laptops, Stereo Systems, Speakers, LCD Screens, Printers.

Computers are completely destroyed by a certified process. All data residing or contained in such material is completely destroyed and no portion of such material is resold for re-use as a functioning component.

Recycling Questions? Please call 631-283-5210 Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Town of Oyster Bay

2014 S.T.O.P., Electronic Waste & Drug Collection Days: Hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex,

101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd.,

Old Bethpage, NY 11804

T.O.B. Dept. of Public Works Garage

L.I.E. Exit 43 (North Service Rd. of LIE between exits 42 & 43)

Town Hall South

977 Hicksville Road

Massapequa, NY 11758


Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex

101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd.

Old Bethpage, NY 11804

T.O.B. Dept. of Public Works Garage

L.I.E. Exit 43 (North Service Rd. of LIE between exits 42 & 43)


Town Hall

South 977 Hicksville Road

Massapequa, NY 11758

Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex

101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd.

Old Bethpage, NY 11804

T.O.B. Dept. of Public Works Garage

L.I.E. Exit 43 (North Service Rd. of LIE between exits 42 & 43)


Residents may bring electronic waste to the T.O.B. Solid Waste Disposal Complex, 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, EVERY WEEKDAY, FROM 7:00 a.m. TO 2:30 p.m. E-waste may also be brought to Homeowners Cleanup Programs - OR - placed at the curb next to trash pails for pickup on regular sanitation collection days (not S.O.R.T. Days).

Town of North Hempstead


North Hempstead offers the opportunity to properly dispose E-Waste, rechargeable, lithium and button batteries and Bulbs at 802 West Shore Road Port Washington, NY 11050 from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.


North Hempstead's S.T.O.P. program offers residents of North Hempstead the opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste, electronic waste (E-Waste), compact fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable, lithium, button and car batteries, and unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals; the safe destruction of paper shredding while you wait and watch in an environmentally friendly manner; and residents are welcomed to bring clothing and gently-used household items that will be donated to charity.

Town of Smithtown

You may dispose of your E-waste, free of charge, at the Town Recycling Center at 85 Old Northport Road, Kings Park. For more information, please call (631) 269-6600. Here is a complete list of what is accepted.

Town of Riverhead

RIVERHEAD TOWN HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT YARD, 1177 OSBORN AVE, RIVERHEAD, just north of the ambulance barn (residents only). On S.T.O.P. DAY Saturday, May 10th and Oct. 25, 2014 between the hours of 8am - 3pm, electronic equipment (e-waste) will be accepted: Computers, cell phones, computer monitors, DVD players, VCR players, TV, Stereos, etc. For more info., call Sanitation dept. at 631-727-3200 Ext. 391.

Town of Southold

E-Waste--Electronic waste (old computers, monitors, printers, televisions, stereo components, etc.): The Southold Town Department of Solid Waste requires that e-waste be separated from your regular trash for special handling. At the transfer station, located at 6155 Cox Lane in Cutchogue, residents with e-waste will be directed to a designated drop-off area. E-Waste is accepted at the transfer station during normal business hours, 7am-5pm, seven days a week except holidays. Used cell phones drop-off containers can be found at Town Hall and the Town Hall Annex.

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