SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A turn-out of hundreds and heavy traffic are expected on Saturday as old televisions and other electronics will be accepted for recycling.

Volunteers will be available at the DMV parking lot in North Syracuse from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30  p.m. to take old computers, accessories and appliances.

While it'll be easy to drop something off, you could be waiting a while to drop off your items. 

Old televisions and computers tend to stack up in people's garages and basements because you can't just throw it out on the curb with the rest of your trash because of the metal inside like mercury and lead.

It’s also a state law that OCRRA says some people still don’t follow or know about. 

The recycling event at the North Syracuse DMV is free and is sponsored by State Senator Dave Valesky’s Office.

60 volunteers from Leadership Greater Syracuse will unload your car for you— drive-thru style.

The following locations will accept your electronics, including TVs and computer monitors:

The Salvation Army (no charge)
2433 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse

Best Buy
3967 State Route 31, Liverpool

Best Buy
9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse

Best Buy
3401 Erie Boulevard East, DeWitt

Battery World
5820 East Malloy Road

The following locations take computer monitors only, not TVs:

Staples

  • 3 Chevy Drive, East Syracuse
  • 3736 Milton Avenue, Camillus
  • 4118 Route 31, Clay

Before you turn over your computer, make sure you remove the hard drive. Click here to learn how to remove it. 

Electronics that are accepted include: computer monitors, keyboards, mice, document scanners, printers, tablets, VCRs, video recorders, DVD players, portable digital music players, video game consoles, etc. 
 


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