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, monitor, cell phone, tablet, ipad, tomer cartridge 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, Staples, OfficeMax / 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.


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

Click on the logos of the companies below to see information on their web sites about what they take and how:

Product category Company Logo Additional information
Mobile devicemobile device  AT&T  AT&T/Cingular logo and link   
Mobile devicemobile device Best Buy Best Buy Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options
Mobile devicemobile device Staples Staples

Offers in-store and event recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Dell Dell

Offers in-store, and event recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device  ebay    Sell your old phone. This page helps you find out what it is worth.
Mobile devicemobile device LG LG Electronics

Offers mail-in recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Samsung Samsung

Offers mail-in recycling options

Mobile devicemobile device Sprint Sprint

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

Mobile devicemobile device  T-Mobile    Take your cell phone (any make, model or carrier), cell phone batteries, accessories, tablets and netbooks to any T-Mobile location in the United States & Puerto Rico to be recycled for free. 
Click here to find your closest T-Mobile retail store 
Mobile devicemobile device  Walmart    Offers a  smartphone trade-in program at more than 3,600 U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs. also begun a tablet trade-in program. Customers looking to trade in electronics like MP3 players, video games, cameras, laptops and more can turn "gadgets to gift cards" on this page at Walmart.com.
PCpersonal computer Best Buy Best Buy Offers in-store, event, and online recycling options
PCpersonal computer 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

PCpersonal computer  HP    HP provides many free and convenient ways to recycle your used Original HP cartridges, LaserJet maintenance parts, and supplies. HP also has various recycling options for used Consumer and home office equipment, including FREE drop-off options in many countries. 
PCpersonal computer Panasonic Panasonic

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling options

PCpersonal computer Samsung Samsung

Offers permanent drop-off site recycling options

PCpersonal computer Sony Sony

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

PCpersonal computer  Toshiba  Toshiba  Offers recycling for any Toshina device (laptops, TV's, PC's, notebook's,  monitors, tablets, etc.)
TelevisionTelevision Best Buy Best Buy

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

TelevisionTelevision Staples Staples

Offers event recycling option

TelevisionTelevision LG LG Electronics

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling option

TelevisionTelevision Panasonic Panasonic

Offers permanent drop-off site and event recycling option

TelevisionTelevision Samsung Samsung

Offers permanent drop-off site recycling option

TelevisionTelevision Sony Sony

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

Printers and Toner Cartridges   Lexmark  Lexmark logo and link   
Printers and Toner Cartridges   Office Depot / OfficeMax  Office Depot logo and link  Take cartridges and printers back for credit 
Printers and Toner Cartridges  Sharp  SHARP  Mail and drop off (at Staples0 for printer toner cartridges 
Printers and Toner Cartridges  Staples Staples

Offers event recycling option. Take cartridges and printers back for credit 

Miscellaneous: Batteries, CFL's, pesticides, paint, etc. Home Depot    Bring in you expired, unbroken CFLs and non-leaking batteries and look for a bright orange collection unit. The stores take Car Batteries (non-leaking car and tractor batteries), Cell Phones, CFLs, Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries and Nickel-cadmium Batteries.
Miscellaneous: Batteries, CFL's, pesticides, paint, etc  Lowe's    Customers can drop off plastic plant trays, pots, Aerosols, Oil-based Paint, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL), Pesticides, Plastic Trays (Garden), Fertilizers, Rechargeable Batteries, Latex Paint, Varnishes, Lacquers,Thinners & Strippers and tags for recycling at any Lowe's Garden Center in the continental United States. And with the purchase of a new appliance, Lowe's will haul away and recycle customers' old appliances for free.

Electronics Products Only
Find EIAE Centers (these are primarily for larger quantities and/or businesses)

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!

Retailers:

If you are a current partner and would like to post media coverage of your recycling or product take-back program, please contact us!

This page was updated on 25-Aug-2015