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June 16, 2022


Local nonprofits, schools, and government agencies are invited to participate in a FREE electronic waste recycling event Wednesday, June 29 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hosted by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Progressive Computing and Upcycle, the event will take place at the offices of United Way, located at 336 Central Park Ave. in White Plains. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online at

“The cost of disposing of old electronic equipment is burdensome for many or our partners,” said United Way of Westchester and Putnam CEO Tom Gabriel. “By offering this service to the community for free we are ensuring that the agencies can increase their capacities while also arranging for the secure and environmentally safe way of discarding the broken or antiquated equipment.” 

Upcycle specialists will do the heavy-lifting and loading—participants are responsible for bringing old, broken or retired equipment to the event.

To protect participants’ privacy, Upcycle will provide a blanket certificate of data destruction ensuring that each hard drive is wiped using a Department of Defense and HIPPA compliant software. Serialized or shredded destruction, however, require additional fees. The following list of equipment will be accepted and recycled free of charge. If an item is not listed, call 973-575-5800 x 3500 with any questions.

Accepted Equipment:

  • All Batteries
  • Computers
  • Copy Machines
  • Cords, Cables and computer accessories
  • Fax Machines
  • Hard Drives
  • iPads
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Medical and Testing Equipment
  • Memory Cards
  • Mice
  • Modems
  • Monitors (LCD only)
  • Networking equipment
  • Phones (cell and office)
  • Printers
  • Projectors
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Speakers
  • Switches
  • Tape Drives
  • Toner Cartridge
  • Video Cards