Collection Event

Fall "Electronics Plus" Collection Event 

Hosted by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

September 16, 2017



This fall all residents of Cayuga County and the City of Auburn are invited to participate in the 2017 Fall "Electronics Plus" Collection Event. The event presents an excellent opportunity to discard materials in a safe manner. Proper disposal protects human health, our community and the environment. The materials collected at this event will be recycled to the fullest extent possible by our contractors.

Date, Time, Place:

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Running from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Campus located at 1879 W Genesee Street Rd, Auburn.

Fees and Suggested Donations:

  • $10 donation requested per picture tube television or bare picture tube
  • $10 donation requested per CRT monitor
  • $20 donation requested per console television or projection television
  • $5 fee per large floor model copiers and other electronic items weighing over 80 pounds each, at the contractor's discretion.
  • Charges may apply for equipment from businesses with more than 50 employees at the contractor's discretion.

Acceptable Free Household Electronics Include:

  • Computer Equipment
  • Flat Screen Computer Monitors
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Microwaves
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Systems
  • Universal Power Supplies
  • Cell Phones

Also accepted will be:

  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs 2 foot, 4 foot and 8 foot (contain mercury)
  • Button cell batteries and rechargeable batteries
  • Toner/Ink Cartridges
  • Hand held cylinders that contained such gases as oxygen, MAPP and helium
  • 1 pound to 20 pound propane tanks
  • Small Freon Appliances like air conditioners, dehumidifiers and dorm-sized refrigerators. No freon appliance weighing more than 40 pounds will be accepted. See information below for information on recycling freon appliances weighing more than 40 pounds.

Document Shredding

Secure document destruction sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company.  Bring your old personal documents.  They will shred your confidential documents safely and securely.   All paper must be clean, dry and ready to shred. We reserve the right to refuse anything we deem inappropriate.  This service is open to households only, no commercial businesses.

Recycle Clean Dry Textiles and Small Household Appliances 

  • Recycle clean dry textiles and small household appliances with the Rescue Mission.  
  • Small household items are also acceptable.
  • For more information on what is acceptable, click here.


This is not our chemical collection event, which will be held October 22nd. Appointments are required only for the chemical collection event.

Additional Information

  • Charges may apply for equipment from businesses with more than 50 employees at the contractor's discretion.
  • We reserve the right to reject items.

If you have questions about whether or not a specific item will be accepted, or if you are a large business and want references for electronics collection and recycling services, please call Cayuga County Cooperative Extension at 315-255-1183, or email

Sponsors and Funding:

This event is sponsored by the Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Program Office (Cayuga Recycles), and the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, and, hosted by the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES.  With assistance from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County for promotion, staffing and volunteer coordination.

Main funding for the event is provided by Cayuga County and Nucor Steel-Auburn. Fluorescent bulb recycling is partly funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Environmental Protection Fund.

Also, the manufacturers of home computers now pay our contractor to recycle them, so there is no charge to the public. This is known as "extended producer responsibility" or "product stewardship." Click here to learn more from the New York Product Stewardship Council.  However, New York State's system is no longer working for televisions and CRTs, which is why we are asking for donations to help us recycle these.  The prices the County pay our recycling company are roughly $16 for small televisions, and $40 to $50 for large televisions, projection televisions and console televisions.  A portion of the County's television recycling costs may be covered by a E-Waste Assistance Grant from New York State, but we cannot apply until October 1st.

Additional Information and Hints

Time: To avoid waiting in line, do not come early. Arriving early, or arriving close to 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 or noon means you will wait in line longer.

Large freon appliances (over 40 pounds): We do not take them here to avoid back injuries. Our freon removal and recycling contractor, Finger Lakes Recycling (FLR) Facility, is located at 2810 Trombley Road in Weedsport. FLR is open six days a week and now accepts large refrigerators, freezers, commercial ice makers, refrigerated vending machines and all other large freon appliances. FLR is currently accepting these large items for FREE. DO NOT bring them to this event.