The Town of Wilton, in cooperation with Take 2 Inc., will be hosting a free E-Waste Recycling and Hard Drive Shredding Day at the Wilton Town Hall Complex (238 Danbury Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m..

Take 2 will be on-site to unload vehicles and safely package and transport all e-waste to its Waterbury facility to be recycled.  Take 2 will also have their mobile hard drive shredder on-site. Hard drives should be removed from computers and laptops; Take 2 will not be able to remove hard drives from devices.

What can you bring to recycle? Accepted materials include, but are not limited to:

  • computers and laptops
  • advertisement
  • printers and fax machines
  • televisions
  • stereos
  • monitors and keyboards
  • cell phones and tablets
  • video games and game consoles
  • VCR/DVD players
  • remotes
  • advertisement
  • small appliances
  • light bulbs
  • batteries.

Materials that will not be accepted include:

  • smoke detectors
  • advertisement
  • ballasts
  • car batteries
  • propane tanks
  • paint
  • household hazardous waste
  • appliances containing Freon (i.e., air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers)
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The collection is open and free to all Connecticut residents.  Businesses may only bring loose hard drives for free shredding.

This event is part of a series of recycling and clean-up activities being organized by Town of Wilton officials, and running this fall throughout October and November leading up to America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.

For more information on the event, visit the Department of Public Works webpage or call 203.563.0152.  For more information about electronics recycling for businesses, contact Take 2 by phone at 203.286.5757 or via email.