Electronics Recycling Events

COVID-19 Update:

The Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 has been canceled.

Recycling used or unwanted electronics is mandatory in New Jersey. Electronics may not be put out at the curb with standard or bulk trash or other recycling items.


Wipe out your data before recycling your computers and smart devices! (Instructions for clearing data from devices can be easily found online)

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Events

Livingston’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Events are for Livingston residents only. No businesses or institutions allowed.

All events are held at the Senior/Community Center Rear Parking Lot, 204 Hillside Avenue, 9 am to 2 pm. Check this page or this website’s Township calendar for 2020 event dates:

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 Event CANCELED due to COVID-19 health crisis
  • Sunday, June 14, 2020
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020

Paper Shredding

Up to 5 boxes per family will be accepted at the Recycling Event.

Early Drop Off: Electronics Only

Only electronics (no confidential papers to be shredded) can be dropped off in advance of each Electronics Recycling Event inside the Senior/Community Center, on a self-serve basis. Information about dates and location will be provided prior to the event date.

For the April 18, 2020 event, Early Drop Off will be available in Craft Room 1 at the following times:

  • Thursday, April 16, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday, April 17, 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Early drop off June 14th event: Fri, 6/12 8:30 am - 10 pm; Sat, 6/13, 9 am - 10 pm 

Early drop off for October 10th event: Thurs, 10/8 4 - 10 pm: Fri, 10/9, 8:30 am - 10 pm

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

Residents may now bring the following fluorescent bulbs to be recycled at our Electronics Recycling Events (limit 6 bulbs, unbroken):

  • 4- and 2-foot bulbs
  • U- shaped bulbs
  • Round Bulbs
  • CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs -- the spiral bulbs)

There is no early drop off for bulbs.

Other Events

The Essex County Utilities Authority also hosts 2 Electronics Recycling events per year.

Large or Heavy Electronic Items

NJ options for large or heavy electronic items (50 plus pounds or with screens larger than 40 inches diagonally).

Event Video

Students from the Livingston High School Science National Honor Society explain the electronics recycling and paper shredding events!