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Our electronics drop-off is open daily. It is located in the Recycling Area of the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. This drop-off is open to Montgomery County residents and businesses.
Accepted items include
All collected items are recycled.
Our electronics recycling program does not accept these items. We accept them as regular trash:
You may bring up to 15 items per day.
This limit refers to the larger items from our accepted list such as computers, televisions and monitors. Mice, keyboards and other small ancillary items are not included in the limit.
If you have more than 15 items, we recommend that you bring your material in several trips or contact a local electronics recycling facility and deliver the items directly to them.
Yes, you may use a truck you own, borrow, or rent to deliver electronic items to us. Please honor our quantity limits.
The electronics you bring to us may go to
The County’s recycling contractor and non-profit partners may destroy via disassembly or refurbish computers for reuse. The contractor also may recover metals and plastic components from the computers and sell them.
The County requires its contractor and non-profit partners to erase data from equipment that will be reused and to destroy remaining memory devices.
While we take reasonable measures to work with reputable companies and organizations, we recommend that you protect against unauthorized use of personal information. Use a data-wiping tool to erase personal data before dropping electronics off for recycling.
Examples of “personal information” include
You can find data-wiping tools online at no cost.
Check the Montgomery County Volunteer Center's list of local donation opportunities, which includes computers.
Local computer reuse organizations also accept donations of computers and related items.
A variety of organizations offer trade-in, take back or drop-off programs. Some of them provide this service at no cost for to you, some charge you a fee, and others may offer credit towards the purchase of new equipment.