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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
    (888) 638-2761
    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
    (866) 666-0340
    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
    (888) 576-3818
    Computers, monitors
    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
    (888) 485-1849
    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
    (877) 244-0250
    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.

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