• Computers & TVs:   Best Buy: Cambridgeside Galleria Mall,  617.577.8866 accepts most electronics, including desktop and laptop computers. Monitors and TVs are accepted for $25 each. Staples: 57 JFK Street, 617.491.1166 and 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, 617.547.3948.  Accepts desktop and laptop computers, including monitors, printers and computer parts and accessories.  Also, rechargeable batteries.   Apple Store: Accepts any brand of desktop or laptop computer, Cambridgeside Galleria Mall, 617.528.7970.


  • Cell Phones: Bring to the Recycling Center during open hours, or recycle at Best Buy: Cambridgeside Galleria Mall 617.577.8866 or Staples: 57 JFK Street 617.491.1166and 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy or donate to Collective Good or Green Phone.


  • CDs, DVDs, Video Games and Floppy Disks:
    In original packaging (music, movies, games): bring to the Recycling Center during open hours. Not in original packaging: recycle for a fee through GreenDisk or recycle at Staples: 57 JFK Street, 617.491.1166 and 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, 617.547.3948.  


  • Cords and String Lights: Bring to the Recycling Center during open hours. 

  • Printer CartridgesStaples: 57 JFK Street, 617.491.1166.  Accepts printer cartridges, rechargeable batteries. Best Buy: Cambridgeside Galleria, 617.577.8866, accepts printer cartridges, CDs and DVDs.  GreenDisk is a mail-in service that responsibly and securely disposes of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies, and obsolete accessories.  More information online, at http://www.greendisk.com/, or by phone, at 800.305.3475.  


  • Smoke Detectors: First Alert, Inc.: 3901 Liberty Street Rd, Aurora, IL 60504, 630.851.7330


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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
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Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm