Computers and TVs

Harmless while intact, computer and television screens, or “CRTs”, contain about 5 pounds of lead and are banned from landfills and incinerators and must be recycled in MA.

Donate items to non-profit agencies including Technology for Social Change and Solutions at Work, that assist low income residents.

Producer Take Back

  • Best Buy: $10 fee for monitors and TVs in exchange for a $10 gift card.
  • Dell: free recycling of any Dell product, and other brands when buying Dell.
  • HP: free recycling of any HP or Compaq product, small fee for other brands.

Curbside Recycling

  • Diagonal screen length more than 20 inches
    Call or visit DPW to purchase a sticker ($25, $20 for seniors) and schedule a Thursday pick up before putting your unit at the curb. You may include a CPU/hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and desktop printer. 

  • Diagonal screen length 20 inches or less
    The City will pick up one small monitor or TV per household per week. NO monitors or TVs at the Recycling Center. You may include a CPU/hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and desktop printer.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Ms. Randi Mail
Director of Recycling
617.349.4866
rmail@cambridgema.gov

 

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