E-Cycling

With the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, people are purchasing new computer systems, televisions, DVD players and other electronic components in record numbers. Industry experts estimate that American consumers dispose of 400 million units of electronic equipment per year. Recycling electronic waste protects the environment by keeping toxic materials, such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic from entering the waste stream. In accordance with the New York State Electronic Recycling and Reuse Act of 2010, beginning January 1, 2015 consumers are prohibited from disposing of electronic waste at any solid waste management facility or placing electronic waste in the trash or at curbside for trash collection.

All televisions, computers, computer components (including  cables, cords and wiring), monitors, tablets, e-readers, electronic keyboards, mice, fax machines, scanners, printers, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, digital converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, electronic and video game consoles and portable digital music players will be accepted for recycling at each of our E-cycling programs.

Residents served by the Town of Hempstead Department of Sanitation may arrange for a Special Pickup of electronic waste at their residence by calling (516) 378-8484. All Town of Hempstead residents, including residents of incorporated villages within the township, are permitted to bring electronic waste to the Homeowner Disposal Area. Residents can also contact the manufacturer to obtain information on how to recycle the equipment.

For questions about our E-cycling Program, please call (516) 378-4210, phone prompt #6.

E-cycling Program Schedule

2017 E-Cycling Collection Dates
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday
March 12
Town Park Point LookoutLido Blvd.
Point Lookout
Saturday
May 6
Town Parking Field L2Division Avenue (off Hempstead Tpke.)
Levittown
Sunday
July 30
Town Parking Field L2Division Avenue (off Hempstead Tpke.)
Levittown
Saturday
October 21
Town Park Point Lookout Parking FieldLido Blvd.
Point Lookout
The town's e-cycling program is open to Town of Hempstead residents only.
(No businesses, non-commercial vehicles only)
Call the Sanitation Department at (516) 378-4210, Option 6 for further details.

Shredding Program

The Department of Sanitation has scheduled ten monthly shredding events beginning in March 2017. Please see Collection Information for further information.

Pharmaceutical Disposal

Unused pharmaceuticals are no longer collected at E-cycling events. Information about the safe disposal of unused medicines can be found at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and/or using the Drug Enforcement Administration's Controlled Substance Public Disposal search tool.