Free Electronics Recycling & Shredding Events

Take advantage of upcoming community events in the Washington DC Metro region to move out unused (or broken) electronics from your home and create room in your file drawers for current paperwork.

Old ComputersThe free electronic recycling drop-off events happen every few months, so round up those piles of electronics!

Here are a few tips to make this happen:

  • Schedule the dates and times on your calendar today
  • Remind yourself a few days beforehand to collect things
  • Arrive early to avoid a long wait in line

Electronics Recycling Events (MD)

Montgomery County (MD) Division of Solid Waste holds regular electronics recycling collection (drop-off) events.  Visit this link for an updated list of future collection events.

Regular collection of electronics for recycling is also accepted at:

Montgomery County (MD) Transfer Station:

16101 Frederick Road, Derwood, MD 20855 (Rt. 355 near Shady Grove Rd.).

Visit this link for detailed Transfer Station hours and information.

Free Paper Shredding Events (MD)

Shredded paperIdentity theft is one of America’s fastest growing crimes. Shredding your personal papers is one of the best ways to protect yourself.

Montgomery County and Office Paper Systems have teamed up to bring you FREE community shredding events during the year.    Visit this link for an updated list of future shredding events.  Be sure to add one or more of these dates to your calendar if you have boxes of sensitive papers in your home needing to be shredded (bring up to five bags or boxes).

The collection events are open to all Montgomery County (MD) residents. Visit this link to view accepted items and drop-off guidelines.

Metro DC residents, if you don’t live near these event locations in Maryland, be sure to visit the other links below to find a disposal and recycling location close to you.

District of Columbia residents:  Visit and bookmark this link for information on electronics recycling and free shredding services offered by the D.C. Department of Public Works.

No. Virginia residents:  Visit and bookmark these links for information on disposal and recycling (hazardous waste and electronic) resources offered by Fairfax and Arlington Counties.

What a relief to get these out of your house, yes?