Computer and Television Recycling Options

Computer or Television Recycling Options for Individuals:

  1. Hold onto the computer or television until a Cayuga County home electronics recycling event, or (The following information is provided as a service and is not an endorsement by Cayuga County):
    • Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery (RCRR) from Victor, NY has a network of e-waste Recycling Alliance Partners. Their Alliance partners operate sites to conveniently collect electronics from the public. The RCRR website lists partners by county and shows sites in Cayuga County to recycle electronics. Click here to visit their website.
    • The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act created a new electronics recycling and takeback program in New York. The new law will provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to household consumers in the state. Beginning April 1, 2011, manufacturers of covered electronic equipment are required to take back from consumers a wide range of electronic waste. Visit the manufacturer's public education website of the covered electronic equipment you are looking to recycle. Information on how to do this is on the New York State Department of Environmental website at and a link to each registered manufacturer's website and toll-free telephone number can be found at (PDF) (98 kb). This list will be updated regularly to include newly registered manufacturers and their public education programs.
Computer Recycling for Businesses, Municipalities and Schools

We have contracted with Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery (RCRR) for our past collection events. You can contact them and arrange for pick-up at your facility. They charge a pick-up fee, so it may be beneficial for you to collaborate with other businesses so you can share the fee. Call to see if a business is scheduling a pick-up near you. (This information is provided as a service and is not an endorsement by Cayuga County for RCRR).

Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery
(888)-563-1340 Ext. 22
Based in Victor, NY near Rochester, NY, with pick up service for businesses in the Syracuse area

For a listing of more recyclers visit:

If you want to donate your old computer equipment, some processors will work with you and the recipient to evaluate how practical the donation is. Many times, the non-profit or charity must pay to dispose of donated equipment.