Electronics Recycling Events
Loudoun County hosts two electronics recycling collection events per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The next event is scheduled to occur on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Leesburg Park and Ride commuter parking lot, 41951 Gourley Transit Drive, Leesburg, 20175 (where Gourley Transit Drive intersects Sycolin Road). This is the only program Loudoun County offers for recycling electronics.
Please see "Other Electronics Recycling Options" below for alternatives, and visit Securis.com for details about their monthly residential collection events in Chantilly.
Typical electronics that will be accepted at the county event: Televisions (all sizes), desktop computers and peripherals, computer monitors, laptops, servers, mainframes, circuit boards, hard drives, modems, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, network cables, power cables, extension cords, electrical wire, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), surge protectors, answering machines, microwave ovens, calculators, cell phones, smartphones, iPhones, desk phones, pagers, stereo and video receivers, DVR/CD/DVD/VHS players, video game consoles, cables, stereo speakers, radios, small household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens, coffee makers, blenders, hair dryers, curling irons, clothes irons, holiday lights.
Limit five items per vehicle (a 12” x 12” x 12” box or equivalent size container filled with smaller items such as computer mouse, cables, phones, cameras, etc. will be considered one item).
Items Not Accepted
Electronics that will not be accepted include household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, stoves, washers and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs, smoke alarms, mercury thermostats, household batteries and vehicle batteries, ballasts, light bulbs, smoke detectors, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, microwave glass plates, PCBs, aerosols, equipment that contains mercury, and equipment that contains chemicals, asbestos, radioactive components, or liquid fuel.
Hard Drive Destruction
On-site and off-site hard drive destruction will be provided upon request for a fee.
Fees - Only Credit Card Payment will be Accepted; No Cash, No Checks
Fees will be charged for televisions, desktop computer monitors, on-site hard drive destruction (upon request), and off-site hard drive destruction (upon request).
- $15 per television (does not include console or projection TVs).
- $60 per console television or projection TV (console TVs include any with wooden console or paneling).
- $15 per computer monitor (does not include laptop computers, laptop computers are free of charge).
- $5.00 per hard drive for on-site shredding upon request (hard drive must be removed from computer prior to event).
- $20 per hard drive for on-site shredding upon request (if hard drive is not removed from computer prior to the event).
- $12 per hard drive for off-site shredding upon request for iPhones and tablets.
Call 703-771-5514 or send an email for more information about the county's electronics recycling events.
Visit Securis, Loudoun County's electronics recycling service provider, for details about their recycling process, data destruction, monthly residential electronics recycling collection events and commercial IT asset removal and recycling services.
Other Electronics Recycling Options
Other local electronics recycling options can be found in the Computers & Other Electronics section of the A-to-Z Local Recycling Resources Guide (PDF).
Why recycle electronics
- Electronics are made with a variety of valuable resources such as precious metals, plastics, steel, aluminum, glass and other materials, all of which require energy to manufacture.
- When electronic equipment is simply discarded as waste, the energy value in these resources is lost and substantial amounts of waste and pollution result in the mining and processing of natural resources needed to replace those that were discarded.
- Electronics make up approximately 2% of our waste each year, which equates to nearly 6,000 tons in Loudoun County, and most of this material is recyclable.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about electronics waste and recycling, and offers a comprehensive selection of recycling options.
- Recycling Guide (PDF)
- A to Z Recycling (PDF) contains more information for scrap metal items, household batteries, light bulbs, electronics, motor oil, other automotive fluids, and car batteries.
- Disposal of garbage, latex paint, construction materials, plate glass, and other types of trash is available at our landfill page.
- Hazardous materials and substances and medical wastes disposal information.