Discarded cell phones

Computers and electronics equipment include mobile devices, media storage devices, CD's, videotape, old floppy disks and hard drives, cell phones and accessories, iPods, tablets, printer cartridges and toner bottles, etc.

Many of these items contain valuable (and sometimes toxic) components such as heavy metal, wire, plastic that should not be disposed of in a landfill, and can often be recycled into new resources.  We ship these materials to a vendor Good Point Recycling in Middlebury VT for proper recycling.

These items should NOT be disposed of in trash or recycling bins.

Techno Trash Collection Boxes

Technotrash disposal station for batteries, bulbs and small electronic devices.

Please bring items to one of the Techno Trash collection boxes found in over 20 buildings on campus, including every residence all, the Davis Center and Howe Library. The boxes also accept batteries and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for proper recycling. Consult the map below for a location nearest you.

Find a Collection Box on Campus


Can't Get to a Techno Trash box?

Single, small, non-breakable items (e.g., floppy disks, cords)

  • Send throught Campus Mail in an envelope or small box to: UVM Recycling Office, 006 Mercy Hall

Larger quantities and larger items (e.g. printers, computers) that require a special pickup.



The techno trash cabinets used around campus were custom built years ago by the UVM Carpentry shop. Here's the multi-bin spec sheet with dimensions (PDF).