Electronics Recycling

Beginning January 1, 2015, the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act will prohibit all households and generators of electronic waste from disposing of electronic waste such as computers, computer components, televisions and other electronic devices as garbage.

Since 2003, the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority has offered a free drop-off program for electronics recycling to residents and businesses in the two-County region.

Electronic waste CANNOT be placed in your curbside recycling container.

Options For Recycling Unwanted Electronics:

  • Residents should contact their municipality or waste hauler for electronic waste collection options.
  • Donate or sell unwanted, working electronics.
  • Residents and businesses may deliver unwanted electronic waste to the Authority's Utica and Rome EcoDrops year-round, at no charge for proper recycling. Businesses and institutions must schedule an appointment prior to delivery by calling 315-733-1224.
  • Consider options for trading mobile devices for cash through Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and websites such as Gazelle.com.

EcoDrop Utica
80 Leland Ave Extension, Utica NY 13502

EcoDrop Rome
575 Perimeter Road, Rome NY 13440


Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday:             7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday:             8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Many electronics contain elements such as lead, mercury and cadmium that are considered safe when the items are used as directed, but can be hazardous if disposed of with household trash and compacted at landfills. If improperly handled, these toxins can be released into the environment, posing a threat to human health. After the Authority accepts electronic waste, it is sent to a registered electronics dismantler who will separate the electronics into various raw materials such as plastic, glass, steel, copper, lead, gold and aluminum for recycling and reuse.


EcoDrop Brochure

Electronics Recycling Video

The Authority Accepts the Following Electronics for Recycling:

  • Computers (CPUs)
  • Laptop computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer speakers
  • Computer keyboards
  • Computer mice
  • Computer scanners
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer printers
  • All computer cords and cables
  • Answering machines
  • Battery chargers
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders & video equipment
  • CD players
  • Cellular Phones (Also accepted for donation at the Veterans Outreach Center, Washington St, Utica.)
  • Desktop copiers
  • DVD players
  • Electric fans
  • Electronic games (Play Stations, Sega, Nintendo Systems)
  • Fax Machines
  • Fish locators
  • GPS devices
  • Large Floor Copiers
  • Paper shredders
  • Printer inkjet cartridges
  • Printer toner cartridges
  • Video & film projectors
  • Radios
  • Record players
  • Sewing machines
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Stereos
  • Tape players
  • Telephones
  • Television sets
  • Two way radios
  • Typewriters & word processors
  • VCRs

**Holiday Lights are now accepted for recycling with electronics or can be donated to the Veterans Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica NY. 

Consider donating old computers, monitors, printers, tablets and cell phones to Electronic Donation Services in Rome, NY.

Businesses and institutions must schedule an appointment prior to delivery by calling (315) 733-1224.

Downloadable Forms and Information:

C7 Notification Form