Computer monitor pile - circleMany electronic devices are banned from the landfill in Vermont (see “Electronics Banned from Landfills” in the sidebar).

At CSWD, certain electronics are accepted under the Vermont E-cycles program (see sidebar). For individuals and certain other entities, these items are accepted at no charge. For other entities, fees are charged for recycling these items. See below to determine if you and your items are covered under this program.

Other banned electronics — that are banned from the landfill but are not paid for by manufacturers under the law — are accepted as well, but fees apply to cover the costs of recycling.

Fees for electronics vary based on who you are and what you are dropping off. To view the correct information, please select the box below that applies to you.

Info for residents

You are covered under the Vermont E-cycles program, which means that you can bring certain electronics for recycling at no charge. View Column A in the chart below.

Fees are assessed for recycling other types of electronics that are not covered under the E-cycles program (see details in fee chart).

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Info for businesses & municipalities

  • If you have 10 or fewer employees:
    You are covered under the Vermont E-cycles program, which means that you can bring certain electronics for recycling at no charge (see Column A in the chart below). Regular fees are assessed for recycling other types of electronics.
  • If you have 7 or fewer Vermont E-cycles items:
    Anyone with 7 or fewer Vermont E-cycles items can bring the items to any CSWD Drop-Off Center or the Environmental Depot at no cost under the Vermont E-cycles program (see Column A in the chart below).
  • If you have more than 7 Vermont E-cycles items:
    Fees apply. You can choose to pay per item (see Column B in the chart below) or by weight (see next bullet below). Note: If you bring more than 7 items at one time, fees are assessed on ALL items, as stipulated in the state guidelines.
  • Weight-based Recycling Fees
    You can also choose to pay by weight at $0.18 per pound (available at Williston DOC only). If you have more than 1 cubic yard, please call to make an appointment: 802-872-8111 (the CSWD hotline is staffed M-F 9-4).
  • Bulk Recycling
    If you have large quantities of electronics, you may call an e-waste recycler directly to pick up material at their location. For large quantity e-waste pick-ups, please call:


    Good Point Recycling:
    (802) 382-8500

Info for school districts

You are covered under the Vermont E-cycles program, which means that you can bring certain electronics for recycling at no charge. View Column A in the chart below.

Fees are assessed for recycling other types of electronics that are not covered under the E-cycles program (see details in fee chart).

Jump to drop-off facilities.

Info for charities

You are covered under the Vermont E-cycles program, which means that you can bring certain electronics for recycling at no charge. View Column A in the chart below.

Fees are assessed for recycling other types of electronics that are not covered under the E-cycles program (see details in fee chart).

Jump to drop-off facilities.

CSWD Recycling Fee Chart

ItemColumn A Column B
Computers & PeripheralsVT E-cycles FeesRegular Fees
Desktop computer (CPU)$0$2.50
Monitor$0$5.00
Apple monitor/CPU unit$0$7.50
Keyboard & mouse (set)$0$1.00
Laptop$0$5.00
Modem$0$1.00
Speaker set (for computers)$0$1.00
UPS (battery backup)$0$0
Desktop printer or multi-function unit $0$5.00 - $15.00 (depends on size)
Scanner$0$2.00
Smart Board$0$5.00 - $15.00 (depends on size)
Televisions & peripherals
19" or smaller screen$0$5.00
20 - 27" screen$0$8.00
Larger than 28" screen & consoles$0$15.00
VCRThese items are not covered by the VT E-cycles program. Regular fees apply. (See Column B.)$1.25
Digital converter box$0.50
Electronic game console$1.00
Standard satellite dish$2.50 (free as scrap metal if at least 80% metal)
Entertainment equipment
Stereo component (recever, turntable, etc.)$1.25
Speakers$0.50/foot in height
DVD or CD player, boom box
$1.25
Other items
Cell phonesFree
Land line telephone (corded or cordless) or answering machine
$0.50
Cords, chargers, headphones etc.$1.25 for "mixed bag" (grocery bag full)
Electric typewriter$5.00
(or free as scrap metal if 80% metal)
Fax machine$2.50
Large printer (floor model)$5.00

Where to Recycle Electronics

If you have more than 1 cubic yard, please call us to make an appointment at 802-872-8111. Fees apply according to the type of user AND the type of electronics. For fee information, choose the user type above that applies to you.

CSWD Facilities

1 cubic yardChittenden County residents & businesses may use any of our 7 CSWD Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) or the CSWD Environmental Depot to drop off up to 1 cubic yard of electronics for recycling.

CSWD Drop-Off Centers

Please come prepared to unload and place your TVs and other electronics in the collection area yourself or bring along the extra muscle power you need. Note: DOCs are do-it-yourself facilities. DOC Operators may be able to assist if not busy with other duties; however, they do reserve the right to decline if they believe that their assistance could result in injury to themselves or the customer.

Due to space constraints, volumes of electronics over 1 cubic yard are accepted at the Williston DOC only, by appointment: call 802-872-8111.

The CSWD Environmental Depot

The CSWD Environmental Depot (1011 Airport Pkwy, South Burlington) also accepts up to 1 cubic yard of electronics for recycling, from Chittenden County residents and businesses only.

Other Vermont E-cycles Collection Locations

There are over 80 E-cycles collection locations throughout Vermont. Click here to view the list of locations. The Vermont E-cycles program covers certain types of electronic items. See the table above to see if an item qualifies.