COVID-19 update: Opportunities for donations or recycling at businesses and municipal facilities may be limited during the pandemic. Check for restrictions and changes in the RTS operations. See details.
Needham residents with an RTS sticker may bring electronics to the North area across from the office (printers, fax machines, receivers, VCRs, keyboards, cables and cords, etc.) There is a fee for computer monitors and TVs. For more information and special handling of computers, click here.
Speakers are mostly wood or plastic and should be disposed of with regular trash.
Offers free recycling of desktop and notebook computers. ($25 fee for monitors.) They also offer free recycling for smaller electronics like VCRs, DVD players, printers, MP3 players, stereos, alarm clocks, PDAs, cell phones and digital cameras, toner and ink cartridges, and rechargeable batteries. There is a limit on number of items per day, and they do not accept items from businesses or organizations. See details. They also have a trade-in program for some electronics, such as iPhones, iPads, PC laptops, and more.
Nearby location: 700 Providence Highway, Dedham 781-461-6768
Some devices are eligible for trade-in (check here for information) and many products are free to recycle, including desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, shredders, UPS/battery backup devices, cell phones, digital cameras, and GPS devices. Peripherals are also accepted, including mice, keyboards, modems, routers, and more. (Recycling is limited to 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased.) See detailed list of acceptable items for recycling.
Nearby location: 163 Highland Ave., Needham 781-449-5766.
(617) 323-8231, 1230 VFW Pkwy. West Roxbury, MA
Accepts donations of working small electronics, such as electrical toasters, radios, power tools, irons, blenders, mixers, as well as sporting goods, CDs, DVDs, tapes, vinyl records, and clothing. For more information click here. Savers is also a donation location for the EPILEPSY FOUNDATION.
(617) 202-5817 252 Brighton Ave. Allston, MA
Buys, repairs and sells a multitude of electronics. Recycles many type of electronics at no charge.
You can find more listings online at:
The Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection’s donations and reuse page.
Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts (click on “Computers/Electronics”)
The Lions Club collects used eyeglasses for donation to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers. The used eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and classified by prescription. The eyeglasses are then distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities. Individuals may donate used eyeglasses to Lions clubs via Lions collection boxes located at various community offices and businesses, including the Needham Health Department at 178 Rosemary Street (new Rosemary Recreation Complex), LensCrafters Eyewear stores, Legacy Place, Dedham, MA (781) 329-6080, and For Eyes, 88 Needham Street, Newton, MA 02461, (617) 928-0770. (Please call to confirm.)