About Electronic Waste Recycling Program

COVID-19 Update (3/15/2021)

Somerville residents can once again drop off select waste items at the DPW Yard at 1 Franey Road. Yard waste, electronic waste, and tires will be accepted. Note that yard waste cannot be in plastic bags.

Residents may drop off eligible items weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. or between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Yard waste, electronic waste, and tires will be accepted. Note that yard waste cannot be in plastic bags. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, is required and must be presented at the guard shack. Drop-off will be open to residents only, not contractors. The City reserves the right to refuse drop-off for any reason.

Residents are required to wear a mask and observe all City COVID-19 protocols during drop-off.

Additionally, the City of Somerville, in collaboration with ACV Enviro, will be hosting an alternative program for residential pick up of Household Hazardous Waste. Instead of coming to a drop-off site, we are coming to you! Learn more at somervillema.gov/HWPickup.

 

Residents may drop off their electronic waste for recycling at the DPW Yard (1 Franey Rd) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, or utility bill is required.

The following items can be recycled as electronic waste:

  • Desktop computers and laptops: With keyboard and mouse
  • TVs and monitors: No broken glass
  • Electronic cables
  • Servers and server racks
  • Networking equipment
  • Electronic instrumentation
  • Printers, copiers and scanners
  • Telephones
  • Projectors
  • Battery backups
  • Electronic and audio equipment
  • Toner and ink cartridges
  • DVDS, CDs, VHS players
  • Household electronics and small appliances such as:
  • Blenders
  • Microwave ovens
  • Irons, toasters, coffee makers
  • Most small household items that can be plugged in

 

Please note: Many device retailers have recycling programs for select electronics, including Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. The City of Somerville does not endorse any of these options, and residents should be aware that the details of each program differ. Please contact your selected retailer(s) directly for more information.