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Drop Off Electronics Devices For Free!

Unwanted electronics shouldn’t end up in landfills. Most of the parts – steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals – can be recovered and made into new products. Also, lots of electronic equipment like computers, printers, and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste.

The goal of the EWSWA is to keep more of these electronics from ending up in landfills and to encourage more responsible reuse and safe recycling opportunities.

The EWSWA has a drop off area for electronics at all our Public Drop Off facilities (Windsor, Essex and Kingsville). Click on links below for location and hours of operation for each facility.

  1. Public Drop Off Depot (Windsor)Public Drop Off Depot (Windsor)
  2. Transfer Station #2 (Kingsville): Transfer Station #2
  3. Regional Recycling Depot (Essex): Regional Recycling Depot

Windsor / Essex County residents can drop off the following electronic devices free of charge:

    • Computers (Desktops, laptops, tablets)
    • Printers (desktop and floor-standing)
    • Printer cartridges
    • Video gaming devices
    • Telephones, including cellular phones
    • Display devices (TV’s, LCD and CRT monitors)
    • Radios and stereos, including after-market vehicle stereos
    • Headphones
    • Speakers
    • Cameras, including security cameras
    • Video recorders
    • Drones with audio or visual recording equipment
    • Peripherals and cables used to support the function of information technology, telecommunications and audio visual equipment, including charging equipment
    • Parts of information technology, telecommunications and audio visual equipment sold separately, such as hard drives
    • Handheld point-of-sale terminals or devices
    • Electronic musical instruments
    • Audio recording equipment

List of Unaccepted Electronic Items as per RPRA* 2021

* Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority

  • ITT/AV Equipment weighing more than 250 kg
  • Small and large appliances
  • Power tools
  • Electric vehicles (scooters, e-bikes)
  • Children’s toys
  • Textiles, clothing, furniture or any other upholstered or stuffed articles containing electronic components

Safety Tips

Be sure to clear your computers, cell phones and electronics of all confidential or personal information.

Exercise care when handling and transporting bulky or heavy monitors and televisions. In particular, cathode ray tubes, found in older televisions and monitors can shatter under pressure. Sturdy work gloves are a good idea when carrying or moving heavier electronics.

Don’t take your computer or its components apart or expose it to heat or flames. This can be dangerous to you and the environment.