Electronics Recycling Events

COVID-19 Update:

The Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Event scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020 will be held with modifications as indicated on this page.  View the event flyer here (PDF).

Please note: Due to COVID-19, there will be NO Senior Pickups available for this event. 
We take your health and safety seriously and apologize for any inconvenience.

Electronics Recycling is Mandatory

Recycling used or unwanted electronics is mandatory in New Jersey.
Do NOT put electronics out at the curb with standard or bulk trash or other recycling items; they will not be picked up.

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Events

Livingston’s Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Events are for Livingston residents only.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two previously scheduled events were canceled. To help accommodate anticipated extra volume, we are providing extended hours for the October 10th event. 

Early Drop Off Will Be Available

Early drop off will be available for electronics only (no paper or bulbs):

Dates/Times:  9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 7 through 3:00 PM on Friday, October 9

Location:  Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, Rear Parking Lot (follow signs to recycling containers)

Electronics Recycling:


Date:  Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location:  Senior/Community Center Rear Parking Lot, 204 Hillside Avenue
Special Hours: 8 am to 4 pm. 

Check this page or this website’s Township calendar for future event dates.

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

Paper Shredding:


Date:   Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location Change: Heritage Middle School Parking Lot, 20 Foxcroft Drive, Livingston, NJ
Special Hours: 8 am to 4 pm.  

Up to 5 boxes per family will be accepted at the Paper Shredding Event. No businesses or institutions allowed; private residents only.

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

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!