Electronics Recycling Events

Please check our social media and this website in advance of each event for information about changes.

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 & 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, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check this page or the Township calendar for event dates:

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024

Paper Shredding

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

Early Drop Off: Electronics Only

Only electronics can be dropped off in advance. 

No confidential papers to be shredded. No batteries. No fluorescent bulbs.

Early Electronics Drop-Off Events:

Early drop off is typically available during the two days preceding the event.

For Saturday events, early drop off is usually

  • Thursday and Friday,  from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For Sunday events, early drop off is usually 

  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Always check to make sure early drop off is available prior to bringing items to the Senior/Community Center.

Location: Craft Room 1, Livingston Senior/Community Center lower level

Reminder: No papers. No batteries. No bulbs.

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.

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries can now be brought to Electronics Recycling events. Find out more about the rechargeable batteries that are acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling at these events on our Rechargeable Batteries webpage

Ordinary alkaline batteries go in regular household trash; always tape over battery terminals to avoid the potential for fire. 

There is no early drop off for rechargeable batteries. 

Other Events

The Essex County Utilities Authority also hosts two 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).