What happens to the old computers I take to a collection event?

VPPSA holds a total of 16 household chemical collection events per year and accepts a variety of paints, fuels, solvents, pesticides, automotive products and other chemicals from residents of Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County.  Many computer-related items accepted for recycling at these events as well.  

Computer Recycling

  • Since 2001, our contractor, Computer Recycling of Virginia, has erased every hard drive using software that meets or exceeds all industry standards, including the NIST 800-88. Once the wipe process is complete, any hard drive that fails the wipe process is physically destroyed.
  • The mission of Computer Recycling of Virginia, Inc. (CRVA) is to place educationally–useful equipment into Virginia’s schools and non-profit organizations free of charge, while promoting electronics recycling throughout Virginia.  

For more information about Household Chemical Collections/Computer Recycling Events, visit vppsa.org.

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1. Who provides curbside trash collection in York County?
2. Who provides curbside recycling collection in York County?
3. What are the hours of operations for Waste Management?
4. How much does curbside garbage and recycling cost?
5. How much does it cost to bring trash or yard debris to Waste Management or the VPPSA facility?
6. Why didn't my trash get collected?
7. How does my trash get collected on a holiday?
8. May I put yard debris in my trash container?
9. How do I dispose of my trash when not collected?
10. My trash container is missing or damaged. What should I do?
11. Where can I dispose of paint?
12. What happens to the old computers I take to a collection event?
13. Can I put my tires out at the curb for pickup?
14. If I am a contractor bringing waste or yard debris from my residence, do I have to pay?
15. Why didn’t my recycling get picked up?
16. How do I request a trash and/or recycle container?
17. How do I schedule bulk pickup?
18. How do I discontinue trash service?
19. How do I get a second trash container? Is there a charge?
20. How do I get a second recycle container? Is there a charge?
21. What forms or payment are accepted to bring items to the dump? (For example: Cash, Check or Credit Card)
22. How do I get rid of my old television?
23. How do I get rid of a mattress/box spring?
24. What is EnviroPerks?
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