E-Waste & Hazardous Waste


The Town of Portsmouth will host four E-Waste Collections in 2019 at Portsmouth High School, located at 120 Education Lane.  The attached flyer gives details of dates, times, and acceptable and unacceptable items.  Coolant containing items will have a disposal fee!  These E-Waste Collections are open to all Portsmouth residents.

As most of you know, across Rhode Island, e-waste disposal has become a growing problem. Please see options below for places residents may drop off e-waste during the times between collection sites.. 

Print or view a calendar of e-waste and hazardous waste collection sites
here. Rhode Island residents may drop off televisions and monitors, computers, towers, laptops, tablets, and hard drives only to any of these five state drop-off sites:
  • RIRRC (Johnston)
  • Barrington
  • Coventry
  • Little Compton
  • Narragansett
See the State E-Waste collection site addresses, hours and a schedule of other E-Waste collection events here. The five state sites will accept computers (monitors, towers, laptops, tablets) and televisions at no cost to Rhode Island residents. Do NOT bring printers, keyboards or mice to a state drop off site. The closest sites are
  • The Little Compton Transfer Station at 122 Amy Hart Path on Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm or Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm.
  • The Barrington Recycling Center at 84 Upland Way is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 8 am to 12 pm.
  • Staples and Best Buy stores recycle many electronics and household items for free. They may charge a fee for monitors or televisions. Learn about Staples' programs here and Best Buy's programs here.
  • Businesses are not permitted to bring e-waste to the five state sites listed above, but can bring e-waste to RIRRC per their instructions.
  • Eco-Depot capture 11-2015

    Hazardous Household Waste and Eco-Depot Drop-off Events

    Learn about Eco-Depot and make a free appointment here or call (401) 942-1430 ext. 241. View the Eco-Dept schedule to find a site near you.