Why recycle your old computers and associated peripherals?
Computers contain a number of materials that should be reused as well as a number of components that are hazardous in a landfill. Laptops can contain small fluorescent lamps in the screen that contains mercury, and may also use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Additionally, CRT computer monitors contain lead, circuit boards may include mercury, lead and cadmium, as well as batteries made of mercury and mercury switches.
Reusable materials include: plastic, aluminum, copper and gold. Hazardous materials include: mercury, lead and other heavy metals
Recycle Drop Offs
Ewing residents can conveniently recycle computers, including monitors, at any time during normal operating hours at:
Ewing Recreation Building
136 Scotch Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628
Restrictions: proof of residency is required.
Mercer County Improvement Authority
The MCIA accepts computers and peripherals at their Hazardous Waste Disposal Days that are held three times each year. Drop off is at:
The John T. Dempster Fire School / Bakers Basin
Lawrence Station Rd
Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648
*limited to Mercer County residents | Proof of residency is required.
The MCIA also holds combined E-Waste and Shred Events twice annually. Drop off is at:
Sun National Bank Center, Lot 1
80 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
(intersection of Hamilton Ave. & Route 129)
Check the website for updates and published schedules.
Source: MCIA | Ewing Twp Recycling Office
When you’re ready to get rid of your old computer, you have a variety of choices:
1628 Olden Ave
Ewing, NJ 08638
Donate your computer (any brand, in any condition) to Goodwill, for refurbishment or recycling.
Mon.–Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm
You can also donate your unwanted computer peripherals including flat screen monitors, All-in-Ones, keyboards, mouse and speakers to the Rescue Mission. See their Donation Guidelines. Items should be in operating condition.
Donations to this non profit organization helps to generate funds to take care of returning soldiers and service men and women. They provides pickup (usually with 24 hours) for all types of goods including used computers and monitors. Schedule an online donation pickup for almost anything small and light enough for the driver to carry. Check out their list of acceptable items.
Computer Exchange – Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County
Marrazzo’s Shopping Center
1400 Parkway Avenue,
Ewing Township, New Jersey. 08628
Hours: 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays
Phone: 609-392-3191 x28
Source: Computer Exchange