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Give Your Unwanted Electronics a Proper Sendoff

Give Your Unwanted Electronics a Proper Sendoff

Looking for an easy and safe way to dispose of unwanted electronics? askHRgreen.org is ready to help you out with two FREE electronic recycling events hosted with Synergy Recycling that are open to all Hampton Roads residents and businesses. Got boxes of bills and other documents with personal information on them? No problem, Stealth Shredding will also be on site to safely and securely shred your documents. 

The first event will be held on November 12th at Home Depot, 325 Chatham Drive, Newport News from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The second event will be held on November 17th at Mt. Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Hampton Roads residents and businesses can bring up to one pickup truck full of electronics. The following items will be accepted at both events:

  • Cell phones
  • Circuit boards
  • Computers/CPUs
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer peripherals (mouse, speakers, etc.)
  • Connectors, cables and wiring
  • Consumer electronics (DVD players, alarm clocks, etc.)
  • Documents
  • Fax machines
  • Home and office phones
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • Telephone equipment
  • Televisions
  • VCRs.

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Any unit with sludge or liquids
  • Cassette tapes
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, etc.)
  • Smoke alarms and detectors
  • VHS tapes.

The recycling events are being held to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. 

For more information about the events, visit www.askHRgreen.org/calendar.


Julia Hillegass, HRPDC Public Information and Community Affairs Administrator and Barrett Stork of Cox Communications with some of the items to be accepted for recycling during the November electronics recycling events.