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Electronics and Battery Recycling

Electronics and Battery Recycling

Unwanted electronics and batteries are not accepted at the curb for disposal.

City of Markham's garbage is processed as Energy Recovery therefore batteries and electronics should never be incinerated!

If your electronics are in working condition, trying to sell or donate before you drop off for recycling at York Region's Electronics Recycling Depot.

Just like other recyclables such as plastic, aluminum and newspapers, electronics do not belong in the garbage! Most components of electronics – steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals – can be recovered and reused to make new products. 

Many electronics and especially older electronics contain heavy metals that, if not handled properly, can have health concerns and negative environmental impacts.

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    Responsibly Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics!


    • Remove all batteries from electronic items
    • Batteries can be disposed of safely at any Markham Recycling Depot, community centre or library
    • Protect your privacy. Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop off. The City is not responsible for personal information contained on your electronic devices

    Accepted Materials:

    • Alarm Clocks
    • Cables
    • CD/DVD/Blue Ray Players
    • Cell Phones & Digital Cameras, Bluetooth
    • Christmas Lights
    • Circuit Boards
    • Computer and Accessories, Mice, Keyboards, Webcams
    • Computer Monitors, Speakers
    • Electronic Game Systems
    • E-Readers
    • External Storage Media Devices (Hard Drives, Floppy)
    • GPS and Accessories
    • Media Players (IPod, MP3, CD) 
    • Memory Chips, Sticks, USB Drives, Processors
    • Networking products (Routers, Switches, Patch Cables)
    • Photocopiers (Table Top and Free Standing)
    • Printers & Scanners (remove toner cartridges)
    • Projectors (Includes Overhead)
    • Radios, Speakers, Amplifiers, Electronic Music Equipment, Record Players, Cassette Players
    • Security Surveillance Equipment (Home and Commercial)
    • Servers, including racks and cages
    • Tablets (Playbook, iPad)
    • Tapes, VHS, Records, and 8 Tracks
    • Telephones & Fax Machines (Cordless, Landline and Rotary)
    • Televisions (CRT, LCD, Plasma, Rear Projection, Console)

    Material Not accepted:

    • Furniture (i.e. TV stands)
    • Household hazardous materials
    • Medical devices
    • Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors (remove batteries) and dispose as garbage
    • Toner cartridges (remove from printer before dropping off) return to manufacturer