E-Waste & Hazardous Waste


Across Rhode Island, e-waste disposal has become a growing problem. The companies that process e-waste have limited capacity to receive, process and sell these materials. Learn more about this challenge 
here. See options below for places residents may drop off e-waste for Zero Landfill recycling.
  • Print a calendar of e-waste collection sites here or see our Recycling calendar in the right column for e-waste collection opportunities. Rhode Island residents may drop off televisionsmonitorscomputers, towers, laptops, tablets, hard drives only to any of these five state drop-off sites: See the State E-Waste collection site addresses, hours and a schedule of other E-Waste collection events hereThe five state sites will accept computers (monitors, towers, laptops, tablets) and televisions at no cost to Rhode Island residents. Do NOT bring printers, keyboards or mice to a state drop off site. The closest sites are
    • The Little Compton Transfer Station at 122 Amy Hart Path on Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm or Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm. 
    • The Barrington Recycling Center at 84 Upland Way is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 8 am to 12 pm. 
  • Staples and Best Buy stores recycle many electronics and household items for free. They may charge a fee for monitors or televisions. Learn about Staples' programs here and Best Buy's programs here
  • Businesses are not permitted to bring e-waste to any of the five state sites listed above. See a list of vendors here that will collect businesses' e-waste for recycling.
Eco-Depot capture 11-2015

Hazardous Household Waste and Eco-Depot Drop-off Events

Learn about Eco-Depot and make a free appointment here or call (401) 942-1430 ext. 241. View the Eco-Dept schedule to find a site near you.

Additional Resources

View the RIRRC guidelines to learn more about what can be recycled here. View the RIRRC A-Z List with instructions for recycling, reuse or proper disposal of hundreds of products!