Electronics and Media
TVs and Electronics
All of our towns have collection programs for TVs and electronics. Most charge fees for TVs and monitors to cover the cost associated with proper management (see your town's web page).
Best Buy will recycle up to 3 units per day of televisions and monitors up to 32”, desktop and laptop computers and notebooks, small electronics, VCR and DVD players, phones, keyboards, mice, cords, fans, vacuums, (most anything with a plug) and remotes at no charge. Some items have trade-in value.
Working computers may be donated to World Computer Exchange, which has a collection point in Hull. They test and ship working computers to developing countries for use in schools.
Lenovo and Nextworth allow you to trade in a wide range of gently used electronics for a Lenovo e-Gift card online.
- Gazelle.com offers cash for many types of electronics, including laptops, cell phones, PDAs and gaming consoles, through a mail-in program. They reuse or recycle items.
Office Depot gives gift cards in Technology Trade-In program on many non-CRT electronics (stores in Hanover and Plymouth).
PC Trading, 9 Industrial Way, Whitman accepts all electronics Mon-Fri, 8-4. Pickup is also available. There is a fee of $5-10 for most TVs and CRT monitors. Call ahead 781-447-5995.
Staples stores accept all brands of computers, monitors, laptops, printers, faxes, all-in-ones, peripherals, ink and toner cartridges, and other items for recycling at no charge. (There are stores in Weymouth, Pembroke and Plymouth).
Dell will exchange many electronics, including PCs, mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players, for Dell Gift Cards in a mail-in program. Dell has a "no export" policy for end of life electronics.
Hewlett Packard operates both a take-back and a buy back program for hardware and supplies, including PCs, monitors, printers, digital cameras, personal digital assistants and smart phones of any brand cartridges through the mail. Click here, enter the product info and see if it has value.
Samsung accepts many types of office equipment for trade when purchasing new Samsung equipment. It also accepts its products at no charge at several locations, including Paul's TV in Taunton.
USell finds the best options for reselling and recycling electronics, including cell phones.
If that's not enough, check out PC World's Electronics Recycling Superguide. The guide lists all OEMs with producer-responsibility programs, where they are offered, what they cost and what they cover.
CDs, DVDs, LPs, cases, tapes
These items are not recyclable with your bottles and cans. Tapes cause terrible tangling problems at the sorting faciities. CDs, DVDs and cases are not the kind of plastic they can sort and sell, and will be landfilled.
Best Buy has a kiosk in the entrance of their stores for CDs, DVDs, cases and several other items (gift cards, cables and cords, rechargeable batteries, ink and toner cartridges).
Big Hearted Books, RecycleThat, Salvation Army and Savers accept commercial CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs and audio books in their original cases. Please no taped, burned, or home recorded media. Click here for some local drop box locations.
GreenDisk accepts electronics and electronic media "technotrash", including difficult to recycle VHS tapes, for a fee.
Vinyl records can also be made into party bowls
Mobile phones and devices
see Cell Phones