How to Recycle your Old Computer's, and TV's

Recycling your electronics equipment is easy and smart. Throwing it in the trash puts harmful materials and excess waste into our landfill. We are now working with IndieCycle, LLC to once again facilitate the recycling of small electronics for West Warwick residents. Below is a list of what will be accepted for drop off in our electronics pod.

-Computers, laptops, servers, and peripherals such as mice, keyboards, speakers, and microphones.

-TV's, monitors, and flat screens. TV's must be WHOLE and IN TACT!

-Hard drives, optical drives, motherboards, daughter boards, ram, CD ROMS, etc. (IndieCycle does not re-market or reuse any data storage device.)

-Inkjet printers, fax machines, typewriters, scanners, toner cartridges, cameras, calculators and small medical equipment.

-Cell phones, cordless phones, PDA's, Ipods, and chargers.

-Auto/Marine batteries and battery backups only.

-All types of cables and wires.

-Audio/visual equipment, stereos, CD/DVD players, console gaming systems, cassette players, remote controls.

-Small household appliances like toasters, microwaves,( no glass plate please), toaster ovens, blenders (no glass pitchers), mixers.


We cannot accept any type of light bulb, disposable, single use batteries, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, VCR tapes, or CD floppy disks or glass accessories to the electronics such as plates,pitchers or bowls. Also NO broken or exposed TV tubes are accepted as this is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly.


**To read more about IndieCycle, LLC please refer to their website at


For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at 401-822-9226 or the Solid Waste/ Recycling Coordinator at 401-615-3106.


 If your old computer is still in working order, you can donate it to a local organization through the National Cristina Foundation by logging onto to find local groups that might be in need of your computer.