Environmental Services

Electronics Recycling Policy

The Town of Colonie Department of Public Works will, as a convenience to Town residents, accept electronic equipment for recycling at the Town Landfill Residential Recycling Station during normal operating hours. The landfill will not accept electronic equipment from non-residents.

Effective April 1, 2011, the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) assigns responsibility to manufacturers for the collection, recycling or reuse of discarded electronic equipment. A list of New York State Registered Covered Electronic Equipment Manufacturers and their brand(s) is now available here.

Collection Drop-Off Hours

The Town Landfill Residential Recycling Station operates during the following hours:

Winter Hours (October – May)
  • Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am - 12:00pm
Summer Hours (June - September)
  • Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm

Electronic materials we take

We accept the following electronic items at no cost to Town residents:

  • Computers including tablets, laptops and desktops
  • Computer accessories (mice devices, cables and wires, keyboards)
  • Printers (inkjet, laserjet, scanners)
  • Networking equipment (modems, routers, switches)
  • Telephones (cellphones, office phones, telephone answering machines)
  • Audio and video equipment (VHS, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, digital music players, satellite receivers, receivers)
  • Video game consoles and most other common household electronic items

We collect fees to take and recycle the following electronic items (refer to the fee schedule for more information regarding the applicable fees):

  • Computer monitors (LCD, CRT)
  • Televisions up to 50 inches
  • Projection type televisions and televisions larger than 50 inches
Keep in mind:
  • Household appliances are not covered by "Electronic Recycling and Reuse Act" but are accepted for recycling at the Landfill Residential Recycling Station at the posted rates.
  • Questions or concerns regarding this program should be directed to the Town of Colonie Department of Public Works, Division of Environmental Services at (518) 783-6292 or via mail.
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