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.

List of acceptable electronics

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.


EcoDrop Utica

80 Leland Ave, Extension, Utica, NY

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday:             7:00 am – 2:00 pm

EcoDrop Rome

575 Perimeter Road, Rome, NY

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 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 Veteran's Outreach Center, Washington St, Utica.)
  • Desktop copiers
  • DVD players
  • Electric fans
  • Electronic games (Play Stations, Sega, Nintendo Systems)
  • Fax Machines
  • Fish locators
  • GPS devices
  • 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 Veteran's Outreach Center, Washington Street, Utica. 


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


Downloadable Forms and Information:

C7 Notification Form