District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has enacted the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Act of 2014.  The Act requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment, whose products are sold in the District, to register and participate in a recycling program.  For general information, please see the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment’s website.

Covered electronic equipment covered under the Act includes:  desktop and laptop computers, tablets, E-readers, small-scale servers, portable digital music players that are battery powered, computer monitors, mice, keyboards, computer speakers, desktop printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, DVRs, signal converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers, and gaming consoles used with TVs. In addition to covered electronic equipment, mobile phones will also be accepted at events.

Please note: batteries and loose toner cartridges will not be accepted.

Below is a list of 2021 collection events where District of Columbia consumers (residents, small business and non-profits) can drop off covered electronic equipment for recycling. All events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

Event cancellation due to hazardous weather conditions will be decided 24 hours prior to any event. Please check our website or social media channels for announcements regarding event cancellations prior to attending. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @rlgamericas

Date Event location Ward
1/30/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Georgia Ave NW & Howard Pl NW (near Banneker Community Center) 1
2/13/21 Collection vehicle on 7th St NW between O St NW & P St NW (near Kennedy Recreation Center) 6
2/20/21 Collection vehicle on Van Ness St NW & 45th St NW (near Friendship Recreation Center) 3
2/27/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Van Buren St NW & 4th St NW (near Takoma Community Center) 4
3/6/21 Collection vehicle on Rand Pl NE, east of 24th St NE (near Arboretum Community Center) 5
3/13/21 Collection vehicle on corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW (near Volta Park Recreation Center) 2
3/20/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Fitch St SE & 53rd St SE (near Benning Park Community Center) 7
3/27/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave & Elmira St SW (near Fort Greble Park) 8
4/10/21 Collection vehicle on V St NW between 13th St NW & 14th St NW (near Harrison Playground) 1
4/24/21 Collection vehicle on 23rd St NW between Bancroft Pl NW & S St NW (near Mitchell Park) 2
5/1/21 Collection vehicle on Sherier Pl NW between Edmunds Pl NW & Dana Pl NW (near Palisades Recreation Center) 3
5/8/21 Collection vehicle at Uptown Farmer's Market on north end of Colorado Ave NW 4
5/15/21 Collection vehicle at 700 Monroe St NE in Bennett Babies parking lot (west of Brookland Monroe St. Farmer's Market) 5
5/22/21 Collection vehicle on I St NW (east of Mount Vernon Triangle Farmer's Market) 6
6/5/21 Collection vehicle on 41st St SE between Alabama Ave SE & Fort Dupont St SE (near Fort Davis Recreation Center) 7
6/19/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Sumner Rd SE & Wade Rd SE (near Barry Farm Recreation Center) 8
7/10/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Champlain St NW & Columbia Rd NW (near Adams Morgan Community Center) 1
7/17/21 Collection vehicle on corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW (Near Volta Park Recreation Center) 2
7/31/21 Collection vehicle on Connecticut Ave NW between Northampton St NW & McKinley St NW (near Chevy Chase Community Center) 3
8/7/21 Collection vehicle on Georgia Ave NW between Madison St NW & Longfellow St NW (near Emery Heights Community Center) 4
8/21/21 Collection vehicle on Harry Thomas Way NE between R St NE and Q St NE (near Alethia Tanner Park) 5
8/28/21 Collection vehicle on corner of N St SW & First St SW (near King Greenleaf Recreation Center) 6
9/18/21 Collection vehicle on Ord St NE (near Kenilworth Rec Center Farmer's Market) 7
9/25/21 Collection vehicle on Frederick Douglass Court SE, north of Bruce Pl SE (near Douglass Community Center) 8
10/2/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Georgia Ave NW & Howard Pl NW (near Banneker Community Center) 1
10/9/21 Collection vehicle on Pennsylvania Ave NW between 19th & 20th St NW (east of James Monroe Park) 2
10/23/21 Collection vehicle on Calvert St NW between 40th Pl NW & 39th Pl NW (south of Stoddert Recreation Center) 3
10/30/21 Collection vehicle on 33rd St NW between Quesada St NW & Patterson St NW (near Lafayette Recreation Center) 4
11/6/21 Collection vehicle on Franklin St NE between Lincoln Rd NE & 4th St NE (north of Edgewood Recreation Center) 5
11/13/21 Collection vehicle on corner of D St SE & 3rd St SE (east of Folger Park) 6
11/20/21 Collection vehicle on 61st St NE between Banks Pl NE & East Capitol St NE (west of Marvin Gaye Recreation Center) 7
12/4/21 Collection vehicle on corner of Joliet St and Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW (near Bald Eagle Recreation Center) 8