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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.
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
|HP sizes="(max-width: 160px) calc(100vw - 2rem), 160px" src="logos/hp_logo.png"width="162" height="162">||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|
|Printers and Toner Cartridges||Office Depot / OfficeMax||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
|Xerox||Offers mail-in, haul away, and event recycling options|
Phones, Tablets and other Mobile Devices
|Mobile device||Best Buy sizes="(max-width: 160px) calc(100vw - 2rem), 160px" src="logos/Best-Buy-logo.jpg">||Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options|
|Mobile device||HP||Offers various reuse and recycling options for used mobile equipment|
|Mobile device||LG||Offers mail-in recycling options|
|Mobile device||Samsung||Offers mail-in recycling options|
|Mobile device||Sprint||Offers in-store and mail-in options for buy-back and donation|
|Mobile device||Staples||Offers in-store and event recycling options|
|Mobile device||T-Mobile||Offers in-store and mail-in options for trade-in and recycling|
|Mobile device||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
|PC||Best Buy||Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options|
|PC||Dell||Offers permanent drop-off site, mail-in and event recycling options|
|PC||HP||Offers free drop-off locations|
Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling options
|PC||Samsung||Offers permanent drop-off site recycling options|
|PC||Sony||Offers in-store, permanent drop-off site, and event recycling options|
|PC||Staples||Offers in-store and event recycling options|
|PC||Toshiba||Offers recycling for any Toshiba device (laptops, TV's, PC's, notebook's, monitors, tablets, etc.)|
|PC||VIZIO||Offers mail-in recycling options and permanent drop-off site in some states|
TV's Televisions, whether Cathode ray tube type or flat screen
|Television||Best Buy||Offers in-store, event, online, and haul away recycling options|
Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling option
Offers permanent drop-off site recycling option
|Television||TCL North American||
Offers mail-in, event, and permanent drop-off site recycling options in many states.
Offers mail-in recycling options and permanent drop-off site in some states
|Miscellaneous: Batteries, CFL's, pesticides, paint, etc.||Home Depot||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||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.|
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 – 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 device||ebay||Sell your old phone. This page helps you find out what it is worth.|
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