Find Environmentally Friendly Electronics Recycling Centers Locally

Consumer electronics have different “life spans” – for example, a smart phone is 18 months, while a television is 10+ years.
 
If your CE product is still in good condition, you should consider reselling or donating it to your local school, retirement home and/or community center. You might be surprised how valuable your “old” device is to someone else.
 
Another option is recycling (“eCycling”). Use our zip code search tool to find a recycling location near you. This list only includes industry programs, which use strict standards, and third-party certified recyclers so rest assured your device will be safely recycled! And remember – before you drop off your old TV, computer or other device, please check the "Accepted Electronics" tab in our search results or call ahead to confirm they’ll accept your donation.

Please note, some locations do not accept TVs over a certain size unless you purchase a new TV, then they will haul away your old TV for free. If you have a large TV that does not meet the requirements of your first choice of drop off locations, consider using one of the other locations listed. 

 
Many of our members and industry partners also have their own eCycling programs:

  • Panasonic offers a plan for recycling of Toughbook® mobile computers that have reached the end of their life-cycle. The process works the same for all customers and is free of charge.
  • Samsung Recycling Direct (SRD) Program: supports responsible management of e-waste material and opposes export of unprocessed materials to developing countries. Numerous SRD drop off locations accept SAMSUNG-branded and non-SAMSUNG-branded consumer electronics for no fee.  
  • Digital Links has distributed over 50,000 reused computers to the developing world and provided access to technology for over 125,000 individuals.
  • Close the Gap makes reused and refurbished computers available to underprivileged individuals in Africa and other developing countries.
  • Staples offers cash for printer cartridges and in partnership with HP provides free.electronics recycling for all brands of office electronics (excludes TVs) at Staples stores across the US..
  • Recyclebank offers a points system for recycling, which you can then use for discounts and merchandise. The site boasts more than 2 million users.
  • NextWorth offers great values for your used devices through both online and in-store programs.
  • e-Cycle purchases mobile phones and tablets for reuse and recycling. They provide free data deletion and shipping.
  • Hewlett-Packard in partnership with Staples provides free.electronics recycling for all brands of office electronics (excludes TVs) at Staples stores across the US . HP also offers customers a choice of cash, donation to charity, or HP gift card for most computer equipment—visit the website to get a quote.
  • Gazelle.com has paid out $25 million for consumer electronics.
  • Amazon.com offers gift cards through its electronics trade-in program.
  • Best Buy: From picking a product to recycling it responsibly, Best Buy is here for you every step of the way. Best Buy has multiple options to help you reuse and recycle your electronics. Best Buy offers in-store recycling and trade-in services, as well as haul-away services for larger TVs and appliances.

If you have a recycling location you would like added to our website, please contact Samantha at snevels@ce.org.

Recycle It!
A national CEA recycling survey conducted in September 2012 found 63 percent of all consumers knew where they could recycle their consumer electronics, and now that you do too, please recycle!