6. Large Electronics
Many large electronics contain lead, mercury, and cadmium and release hazardous materials in landfills. Most electronics can be recycled, capturing precious materials for use in new products. If there aren’t electronic recycling drives in your area coming up, refer to the mail-in recycling programs below.
- Apple Computer Recycling Program
Cupertino, CA 95014
Computer monitors, computers, MP3 players, cell phones, tablets, watches
Apple’s free electronics recycling programs make it simple and easy for consumers to protect the environment. This program involves dropping off your used computer at an Apple store or purchasing a prepaid shipping label for free recycling. Many devices are eligible for in-store credit through the trade-in program.
- A-Z Computer Recycling & Liquidation
San Jose, CA 95119
Computer monitors, computer recycling, electronics, office machines
A-Z computer liquidators specialize in buying, selling, and recycling used computers, parts, consumer electronics, networking products, and computer upgrades. It works with businesses undergoing bankruptcy, restructuring, or upgrading their computer equipment.
- Dell Global Recycling
Round Rock, TX 78682
Dell gives several different options for safely disposing of computers. You may trade them in for store credit for Dell software, auction them via DellAuction.com, or donate them through the National Cristina Foundation, to disabled or economically disadvantaged children and adults. Please call or visit the website for more information.
- Hewlett-Packard Planet Partners Recycling Program
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Cell phones, computer monitors, computers, electronics, inkjet cartridges, cell phones, toner cartridges, MP3 players, office equipment
HP recycling services provide an easy way to trade-in, donate, or recycle a variety of computer equipment, regardless of brand. Please visit the website for information on how to ship materials.
- PC Disposal
Olathe, KS 66062
Cell phones, computer monitors, computer recycling, electronics, telephones, televisions
This program will accept computers, monitors, televisions, electronics, phone systems, mainframes, printers, plotters, and more. Please visit www.pcdisposal.com for packaging materials and instructions.