Electronics Donation and Recycling

Electronics donation and recycling is a great way to help conserve resources and natural materials. It is important to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly.
 
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Why Recycle Electronic Products

Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials.

For example:

  • Recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by more than 3,500 US homes in a year.
  • For every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.

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  • For your computer or laptop, consider upgrading the hardware or software instead of buying a brand new product.
  • Delete all personal information from your electronics.
  • Remove any batteries from your electronics, they may need to be recycled separately.
  • Check to see what requirements exist in your state Exit or community. 

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Where to Donate or Recycle

Manufacturers and retailers offer several options to donate or recycle electronics. Search below to find programs developed by Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge participants. If you are an original equipment manufacturer or retailer, learn how to join the SMM Electronics Challenge. Participation in the SMM Electronics Challenge is voluntary. EPA does not endorse any of the participants or their products and services.

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Electronic Device Company Name Company Logo Additional Information
TelevisionTelevision Best Buy Best Buy

Offers in-store, event, online, and haul away recycling options

PCpersonal computer Best Buy Best Buy Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options
Mobile devicemobile device Best Buy Best Buy Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options
TelevisionTelevision Staples Staples

Offers event recycling option

PCpersonal computer Staples Staples

Offers in-store and event recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Staples Staples

Offers in-store and event recycling options

PCpersonal computer Dell Dell

Offers in-store, permanent drop-off site, mail-in and event recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Dell Dell

Offers in-store, and event recycling options

TelevisionTelevision LG LG Electronics

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling option

Mobile devicemobile device LG LG Electronics

Offers mail-in recycling options

TelevisionTelevision Panasonic Panasonic

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling option

PCpersonal computer Panasonic Panasonic

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling options

TelevisionTelevision Samsung Samsung

Offers permanent drop-off site recycling option

PCpersonal computer Samsung Samsung

Offers permanent drop-off site recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Samsung Samsung

Offers mail-in recycling options

TelevisionTelevision Sony Sony

Offers permanent drop-off site, event, and haul away recycling options

PCpersonal computer Sony Sony

Offers in-store, permanent drop-off site, and event recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Sprint Sprint

Offers in-store, permanent drop-off site and mail-in recycling options

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