Where and How to Recycle Old TV sets, Computers, Printers, Cell Phones and Other Household Consumer Products and Electronics

Where to Recycle Household Electronics

If you have an old television, computer, printer, monitor, cell phone, tablet, ipad, tomer cartridge or other household electronics that no longer work and you're about to throw them out, stop! Send it for recycling instead! It's become easy to do, by using the locators below to find a drop-off point near your home or office!

There are several ways to do this:

1. Retail Store programs. Many large electronics retail chain stores, like Best Buy, Staples, OfficeMax / Office Depot to sponsor free, in-store collection events. In some cases, these occur sporadically, but in most cases, you can simply drop off an old tv set (inside the store!). A few retailers may charge a fee or accept only certain types or brands of equipment. Click here to see the master list of stores and click on the one that is best for you!

2. Local community recycling centers and Private recycling firms - Many municipalities now offer recycling programs that can accept electronic waste, like tv sets. You can also take your TV set and other electronic waste directly to a private recycling company. To locate the closest center of either type near you, just use the forms below. The map on the left is specialized to find electronics consumer product recycling centers only, the form on the right find centers to recycle all products. They connect to different external databases, so they may provide different results, and you might want to try both.

Master List of Retail Stores that Take Back Spent / Used / Discarded Household / Consumer Electronic Products, for Recycling

Click on the logos of the companies below to see information on their web sites about what they take and how:

Electronic Device Company Name Additional Information

Printers, Scanners, Fax, Imaging Equipment and supplies, like printer and toner cartridges
Printer Icon  HP recycling products  HP recycling Offers many free and convenient ways to recycle used Original HP ink and toner cartridges, LaserJet maintenance parts and supplies, and Samsung toner cartridges
Printers and Toner Cartridges Lexmark Lexmark logo and link
Printers and Toner Cartridges Office Depot / OfficeMax Office Depot logo and link Take cartridges and printers back for credit in their rewards program. Sign up here.
Printers and Toner Cartridges Sharp Mail and drop off (at Staples0 for printer toner cartridges


Drop off single Sharp cartridges at any Staples location. Staples will take care of recycling the cartridge at no cost to you. Find the nearest Staples drop-off location.


Print a UPS label on demand and ship your single Sharp cartridge directly to our recycling facility. generate a UPS label, click on "Continue as Guest" and enter your shipping information.

Toner Cartridges Toshiba toner recycliong box


TOSHIBA’S ECOSMART TONER RECYCLING PROGRAM - Toshiba places a collection box in your office so that your employees can dispose of printer toner easily.

  1. Toshiba will put a collection box in your office that's about 13 inches square and 32 inches deep.
  2. The box will fill with used toner cartridges over time.
  3. Toshiba will regularly pick up the box from your office.
  4. You can also drop off used Toshiba cartridges at a local Toshiba branch or Toshiba dealer.
    Toshiba Business Toner Recycling pdf

Printer Icon  XeroxXerox recycling Offers mail-in, haul away, and event recycling options

Phones, Tablets and other Mobile Devices
Mobile devicemobile device

AT&T AT&T/Cingular logo and link
Mobile devicemobile device Best Buy Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options
Mobile devicemobile device HPHP recycling Offers various reuse and recycling options for used mobile equipment
Mobile devicemobile device LGLG Electronics Offers mail-in recycling options
Mobile devicemobile device SamsungSamsung recycling Offers mail-in recycling options
Mobile devicemobile device SprintSprint recycling Offers in-store and mail-in options for buy-back and donation
Mobile devicemobile device StaplesStaples recycling Offers in-store and event recycling options
Mobile devicemobile device T-MobileT-Mobile Recycling Offers in-store and mail-in options for trade-in and recycling
Mobile devicemobile device Walmart walmart Offers a smartphone trade-in program at more than 3,600 U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs. also begun a tablet trade-in program . Customers looking to trade in electronics like MP3 players, video games, cameras, laptops and more can turn "gadgets to gift cards" on this page at Walmart.com .

Computers, PC's laptops, Notebooks
PCpersonal computer Best BuyBest Buy recycling Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options
PCpersonal computer DellDell recycling Offers permanent drop-off site, mail-in and event recycling options
PCpersonal computer HPHP recycling Offers free drop-off locations
PCpersonal computer Panasonic

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling options

PCpersonal computer SamsungSamsung recycling Offers permanent drop-off site recycling options
PCpersonal computer SonySony recycling Offers in-store, permanent drop-off site, and event recycling options
PCpersonal computer StaplesStaples recycling Offers in-store and event recycling options
PCpersonal computer  Toshiba Toshiba quietly changed their program.  Now Toshiba only offers BULK recycling for large quantities of Toshiba devices (laptops, TV's, PC's, notebook's, monitors, tablets, etc.) To recycle laptops in bulk, customers can contact Toshiba at [email protected]
PCpersonal computer VIZIOVizio recycling Offers mail-in recycling options and permanent drop-off site in some states

TV's Televisions, whether Cathode ray tube type or flat screen
TelevisionTelevision Best BuyBest Buy recycling Offers in-store, event, online, and haul away recycling options
TelevisionTelevision LGLG Electronics recycling

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling option

TelevisionTelevision SamsungSamsung recycling

Offers permanent drop-off site recycling option

TelevisionTelevision SonySony recycling `
TelevisionTelevision TCL North AmericanTCL recycling

Offers mail-in, event, and permanent drop-off site recycling options in many states.

TelevisionTelevision VIZIOVizio recycling

Offers mail-in recycling options and permanent drop-off site in some states

Miscellaneous items
Miscellaneous: Batteries, CFL's, pesticides, paint, etc. Home Depot Home Depot recycling Bring in you expired, unbroken CFLs and non-leaking batteries and look for a bright orange collection unit. The stores take Car Batteries (non-leaking car and tractor batteries), Cell Phones, CFLs, Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries and Nickel-cadmium Batteries.
Miscellaneous: Batteries, CFL's, pesticides, paint, etc Lowe's Lowes recycling Customers can drop off plastic plant trays, pots, Aerosols, Oil-based Paint, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL), Pesticides, Plastic Trays (Garden), Fertilizers, Rechargeable Batteries, Latex Paint, Varnishes, Lacquers,Thinners & Strippers and tags for recycling at any Lowe's Garden Center in the continental United States. And with the purchase of a new appliance, Lowe's will haul away and recycle customers' old appliances for free.

If none of the companies above work for your item, try these recycling centers


Basel Action Network (BAN) maintains the E-Stewards Initiative (the Electronics Recycler's Pledge of True Stewardship) and a list of recyclers that agree to maintain the most rigorous social and environmental criteria to recycle your computer or electronic waste.

Earth 911

Earth 911 – A national environmental information network providing access to community recycling, donation and disposal options for computers, electronics and cell phones. By entering your ZIP code on the site you can find your nearest electronics recycling event/location.

International Association of Electronics Recyclers (IAER) is the first and only trade association representing and serving the needs of the electronics recycling industry.


Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) – This grassroots coalition engages in research and advocacy to help find solutions to e-waste concerns. SVTC helped found, and works with, the Computer Take Back Campaign. The Computer Take Back Campaign promotes corporate accountability for electronic waste and publishes a list of companies that provide responsible recycling programs for computers and electronics.


Wireless... The New Recyclable is a program the wireless industry has created to facilitate environmentally sound practices among carriers and manufacturers, as well as to educate consumers about how to recycle their wireless devices. Either your wireless carrier and/or the manufacturer of your wireless phone participate in Wireless ... The New Recyclable. Go to www.recyclewirelessphones.com to learn how and where you can recycle your wireless phone.

How to choose a recycler


Product category Company Additional information
Mobile devicemobile device ebay Sell your old phone. This page helps you find out what it is worth.



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