Where and How to Recycle Old TV sets, Computers, Printers, Cell Phones and Other Household Consumer Products and Electronics

If you have an old television, computer, printer, cell phone 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, Circuit City, OfficeMax and 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.

Electronics Products Only
Find EIAE Centers

Click on your state below to find reuse, recycling, and donation programs across the country for your electronic products.  And see these pages if you want to recycle your batteries or mercury containing lamps?

Pick your state:

Just pick your state from the drop-down list, it will automatically enter the choice!

Electronics and Other Products
Find any/other Recycling Centers

2. Where are you located?
(enter either you zip code or city, state)

3. Click 


Master List of Retail Stores that Take Back Spent / Used / Discarded Houehold / Consumer Electronic Products, for Recycling

Click on the logos of the EPA eCycling Plug-In partner below to see information on their web sites about what they take and how:

Best Buy logo and link
Dell logo and link
AT&T/Cingular logo and link
HP logo and link Intel logo and link JVC logo
Lexmark logo and link Office Depot logo and link Panasonic logo and logo
Sharp logo and link Sony logo and link Staples logo and link
Philips logo Samsung Logoand Link Walmart logo and link
Toshiba logo and link e Bay's Rethink logo and link
eBay's Initiative
NEC logo and link
Sprint logo and link
Keep America Beautiful
T-Mobile logo and link Sony Ericsson logo and link
Motorola logo and link Life's Good  


If you are a current partner and would like to post media coverage of your Plug-In To eCycling event, please contact Verena Radulovic ( radulovic.verena@epa.gov ) at (703) 605-0760. And visit the Partners Section for tools and resources for the exclusive use of Plug-In partners.