Electronic Waste

Extended Producer Responsibility

Per § 23-24.10computers (including monitors, computer towers, laptops and tablets) and TVs are banned from landfill disposal, and the manufacturers who sell these items in Rhode Island must fund their recycling.  Manufacturers can download their shares, below. 

State Program

Resource Recovery offers free recycling for computers (including monitors, computer towers, laptops and tablets) and TVs to RI households and K-12 schools (public and private). We do not accept peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer) nor other electric or electronic items. There is a state program collection container in every county. You can use any location for computers and TVs coming from your home or a K-12 school:

  1. Providence County: Resource Recovery, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston RI; M-F, 6 AM - 3:45 PM and Sat. 6 AM – 12 PM; 401-942-1430

  2. Bristol County: Recycling Center, 84 Upland Way, Barrington; Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. 8 AM – 4 PM, and Sun. 8 AM – 12 PM; 401-247-1907

  3. Kent County: Transfer Station, Rear of 1670 Flat River Rd. (via the access road leading to the dog pound), Coventry; M-F, 7:30 AM – 12 PM and 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM; 401-822-9110

  4. Newport County: Transfer Station, 122 Amy Hart Path, Little Compton. Mon. 10 AM – 6 PM; Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8 AM – 4 PM; 401-635-4400

  5. Washington County: DPW Maintenance Facility, 260 Westmoreland Street, Narragansett; M-F, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM; 401-782-0687

Other Programs

There are other e-waste collection programs in RI, in addition to the state program. Check out http://atoz.rirrc.org/items/e-waste for details. 

Non-Residential / Non-School E-Waste Recycling

Other businesses, non-profits, and institutions can recycle a small amount (fewer than 15 complete systems) of accepted TVs and computers at Resource Recovery during operating hours for a fee. To recycle more than 15 systems, download a list of commercial e-waste recyclers below.