Waste Reduction and Management
Recycle/Donate Electronic Waste

What Is It?

Electronic recycling, also known as e-waste recycling, is the recycling of electronic products such as computers and their components, audio/stereo equipment, fax/photocopy machines, and televisions. Although electronic waste is estimated to be less than 4 percent of the total solid waste stream in the United States, it is growing 2-3 times faster than any other waste stream, making electronic recycling even more important.

Benefits

Because most electronics contain hazardous materials that should not be disposed of in landfills or incinerators, recycling electronics helps keep toxics out of the soil, air and groundwater. Additionally, recycling electronics can include donations to charitable or community-based organizations. Donors may receive tax benefits from donations to tax-exempt organizations, such as schools or churches.

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Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • A Better City
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • The Chiofaro Company
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Community Servings
  • Crittenton Women’s Union
  • Dana-Farber
  • Epiphany School
  • Equity
  • ERG
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Forest City
  • Friends of Post Office Square
  • Gillette
  • HNTB
  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Meister Consultants
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Peabody Office Furniture
  • Putnam Investments
  • Roxbury Multi Service Center
  • Save that Stuff
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Synergy
  • TD Garden
  • TIAA-CREF
  • TRO Jung|Brannen
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Turner Construction
  • Veolia
  • WilmerHale
  • Zoo New England

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

A Small Sample of Electronic Recycling Providers in Boston

Directory of Recyclers by Type in Massachusetts

Recycling Works Massachusetts

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